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I Am An Introvert

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    I have just turned thirty five

    and I am feeling the blues. I realized that I have a way of putting on masks. I have to because of work but when I get home I come back to the "box". Monotony has become my middle name. I also realized that I have no real friends. Lots of "associates". Depressing as it sounds, I...
    Tbear7925 Tbear7925 31-35 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I can't wait till I'm able to get a job/career

    I'll actually enjoy, 'cause having to see so many customers is driving me crazy, whether I'm having a good workday or not, and I usually work for five to six hours.
    goagainsttheflow goagainsttheflow 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 6

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    I really wish people would stop commenting on

    how quiet I am! Really. I know. Its my personality. Thanks.
    ItReadsBerserk ItReadsBerserk 22-25, F 7 Responses Sep 2

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    You are just perfect way you are ,

    I would be proud to call you my bf /lol
    Humter1 Humter1 16-17, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I am an introvert which makes it hard to find a

    girlfriend or let alone make friends. I have a small group of friends that consists of 3 guys which I consider my brothers but that's it. Been to clubs but in all honesty it was way to draining to be there I hated it plus you gotta be sexy to be apart of the club life I'm just...
    lostdream4 lostdream4 18-21, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I'M Weirdly Introverted

    I am comfortable, at ease, energized, enthusiastic and funny when I am teaching or speaking to a group of people, regardless of their age, background, etc.... But when it comes to making casual conversation one-to-one or in a small group setting, even with the same people who I...
    aFloridaBeachMan aFloridaBeachMan 51-55, M 26 Responses Jun 15, 2013

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    i wish more people understood about introverts.

    I always get asked all these questions. No, I'm not anti social, I'm not a loner, i have friends and sometimes i go out and i do things. I've always been the quiet type, i like to observe, I'm cautious and i listen. i speak when i have to and people don't understand that. I...
    SheAlwaysBelieved SheAlwaysBelieved 18-21, F 8 Responses Jul 11

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    So apparently I may not be a true introvert,

    and now I am having an existential crisis.
    emiveritas emiveritas 18-21, F 4 Responses Sep 4

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    I like to drift into deep thought,

    contemplating the hypothetical and philosophical.
    FrostyMethod FrostyMethod 18-21, M 6 days ago

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    As an introvert my morning job is hell haha god

    I hate it but it's good money
    lostdream4 lostdream4 18-21, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I am an introvert and to make things worse I

    have misophonia, a severe irritability and hatred to/of sound. Being in social situations makes me tired. Coffee doesn't help, and I've always wondered why after speaking to people for five minutes I'll have to go home and take a nap. If people come to my house to speak to me I...
    hankpalmer hankpalmer 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I am an introvert and I really think I am

    falling for an introverted guy. I need some help here. We work next to each other, not directly....unless one of us happens to find a reason... we do the whole smiling, short fleeting eye contact, little half waves, and then we try to talk...lol. I can usually get out half of...
    mh3577 mh3577 36-40, F 6 Responses Sep 2

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    We are so misunderstood.

    The funny thing about introverts is once they feel comfortable with you, they can be the funniest, most enjoyable people to be around. It's like a secret they feel comfortable sharing with you. Except the secret is their personality.
    tarara0414 tarara0414 18-21, F 39 Responses Mar 4

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    We can be misunderstood

    and we are fine with that. The thing about introverts, is once they feel comfortable with you, they can be the most caring, fun, creative, intelligent, beautiful people to know. It's not aloof, but if you think we are, it's ok, if we don't like you. If we do, we will share who...
    shen8 shen8 36-40, F 5 Responses Aug 1

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    It's True ...

    Being around others is so draining . Not because of their personalities ... I just feel so much better and happier by myself . Even in groups , I find a way to get lost in my mind . I find myself ignoring calls from friends and sometimes lying to others saying I'm busy just to...
    IronicAppeal IronicAppeal 18-21, F 5 Responses Oct 27, 2013

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    A Walking Paradox

    I, like many of you, don’t often see the need for talking. Most conversations are filled with trivial musings or gratuitous drama, and that gets exhausting pretty quickly. Also like many of you, my introversion has caused me a lot of angst. I often wondered what was wrong with...
    GiantKaiju GiantKaiju 22-25, M 3 Responses May 6, 2013

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    theanja1 theanja1 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 27

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    I know I'm an introvert

    when I had a thought that went "Weekends are too short to have plans" 😄
    Lebby11 Lebby11 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 31

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    I like to laugh with people,

    go to football games, and even have sleepovers, but after a while it's time for me to recharge- alone.
    picses2222 picses2222 13-15, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    The Gift Of Introversion

    “The more powerful and original a mind, the more it will incline towards the religion of solitude.” ― Aldous Huxley Some people have a negative view of introverted people. They view them as aloof, too serious, arrogant, rude, morose, antisocial, or awkward. I am...
    kiansi kiansi 46-50, F 13 Responses Jul 25, 2012

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    Growing up as an only child,

    and a latch key kid has made me very comfortable being alone. In fact, too many people make me anxious and grumpy. I guess I'm an introvert, and I'm fine being labeled as such. I can socialize, but I'm also capable of being alone with my thoughts and my dogs for...well...
    rottenrobi rottenrobi 41-45, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    A friend of mine once said "I don't like going

    to the same hairdresser because they keep wanting to talk to me" I can relate.
    Lebby11 Lebby11 22-25, F 4 Responses Sep 1

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    I feel so alone and scared every time I know I

    have to go to work. I don't know if it is really my work that I'm scared of or is it me.- Is it my communication skills? I'm scared to talk to people most of the time. I'm scared if when I try to say some thing, the words don't come out right, I'm scared if they judge me. I'm...
    Ecaep101 Ecaep101 22-25, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I know this is a bit,

    you know, but I feel like introverts are misunderstood by most people so I thought I'd post the top 10 myths about introverts. I'm a shy introvert btw. I got this list online so these are not my words Myth #1 – Introverts don’t like to talk. This is not true. Introverts...
    LFCno1 LFCno1 22-25, M 9 Responses Jul 15

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    Introvert (Poem)

    I am the shadow in the dark I am the ghost in the crowd I am the background in the story I am the wall at the party I am the silent night I am the shade at night I am the colorless white I am the shining light I am the puzzle to be solved I am the question to be asked Yet...
    kelseytoby kelseytoby 16-17 6 Responses Nov 16, 2013

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    Being introverted makes everything harder.

    Before I completely grew into my personalty I had tons of friends. I didn't really need to think about my actions and words as much as I feel like I do now. Everything is harder when people expect you to be outgoing. Talking to someone too often that I do not fully like can be...
    Cleanandclear Cleanandclear 18-21, F 19 Responses Dec 6, 2013

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    I am an introvert and I love myself

    that way. This mean that a big amount of people and parties drain me out, so yea I better select drinking wine with myself or my small amount of friends. Cause lets be honest there cant be any big amount of friends . I do like reading books, visiting galleries, museums and if...
    Serpensss Serpensss 22-25, F 5 Responses Jan 3

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    This one, from debsanderrol.

    com tries to do pretty good job at explaining it. Albeit as I was just short while ago discussing with someone, I feel the Shy/Obnoxious axle is actually separate from Introvert/Extrovert.I feel there are certainly shy extroverts and obnoxious introverts; bearing in mind an...
    Faust76 Faust76 36-40, M 6 days ago

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    What is an Introvert?

    An introvert is not simply a person who is shy. In fact, being shy has little to do with being an introvert. Shyness has an element of apprehension, nervousness, and anxiety. And while an introvert may also be shy, introversion itself is not shyness. Basically, an introvert is a...
    OdeSlinger OdeSlinger 26-30, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I am working as a snowcone maker

    for now to save up for college. There is so much interaction with random, rude, and overly excited people my energy drains within seconds of talking to them.......thus I have created my own little corner spot to stay hidden until a customer comes to create less communication...
    lostdream4 lostdream4 18-21, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    10 Myths And Facts About Introverts!

    Myths and Facts about Introverts Myth 1 – Introverts don’t like to talk. This is not true. Introverts just don’t talk unless they have something to say. They hate small talk. Get an introvert talking about something they are interested in, and they won’t stop for days...
    alexgabriel alexgabriel 22-25, M 7 Responses Jun 26

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    I cannot do small talk--I've gotten better

    because I've been practicing. But I usually connect better with those who are willing to talk about deeper things in life.
    thethirdknot thethirdknot 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 16

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    Ok. I just want to say this to anyone reading

    this. If you add me and I add you don't take it personally if I don't respond at all or right away. I'm a super introvert and don't like being on EP all the time. It really drains me to talk to so many people. I get my energy from being with a few people or by myself. I'll do my...
    Marysone Marysone 22-25, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    My life as an introvert

    "Yes, I'm an introvert. No, I'm not shy. No, I'm not stuck up. No, I'm not antisocial. I'm just listening, I'm just observing. I can't stand small talk, But I'll talk about life for hours. I'd rather be home with a close friend or two Than among a big crowd of acquaintances...
    WillowedLady WillowedLady 26-30, F 9 Responses Dec 2, 2013

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    Confessions Of A Loner

    Hi. I am Loner. Have you ever noticed the student at the far corner trying not to get noticed? Yeah, the one who walks the hallway and you never saw anyone walking one foot from him? That's me, Loner. People think I'm anti-social. People think I'm proud and condescending. Maybe a...
    mareliberum mareliberum 26-30 13 Responses Jan 26, 2012

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    At times I embrace my curse,

    for I had fought my thoughts, partly appreciating the way I am.
    gravenay gravenay 18-21, M Sep 7

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    I don't remember being

    and introvert back in elementary school.
    Tylerwy Tylerwy 13-15, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I am the shy girl, the quiet girl,

    the "why don't you ever talk?" girl... honestly I could live without people saying that, not to mention I've heard it a million times. I used to get bullied/harassed in high school for being quiet. I never thought I was quiet, but apparently I am....and it's totally weird...
    bohobridget bohobridget 22-25, F 8 Responses Apr 23

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    I wish there was more awareness of what it is

    to be introverted, i think most people get the impression that it is the same as being shy and that we can somehow be brought out of our shell we can't. I'm not shy and if i have something to say i have no problem saying it, but my default mode is to listen and observe if i...
    IF64 IF64 46-50, M 4 Responses Aug 31

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    There are many misconceptions about introverts

    I would like to take this opportunity to explain some facts about us. According to estimates, extraverts outnumber introverts by about three to one. Introverts often find that other people try to change them or even suggest that there is something "wrong" with them. Nothing...
    venusdi venusdi 70+, F 9 Responses Mar 5

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    Top Ten Myths About Introverts

    I think this is pretty much spot on. From http://jerrybrito.org/post/6114304704/top-ten-myths-about-introverts Myth #1 – Introverts don’t like to talk. This is not true. Introverts just don’t talk unless they have something to say. They hate small talk. Get an introvert...
    StarTaurus StarTaurus 36-40, M 5 Responses Feb 16, 2013

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    People Don'T Know It Because I Don'T Show It

    But I am most definitely an introvert. I learned early in life that the U.S. society doesn't value introverts, and so, by the time I was ten, I had decided to wear a mask around others. Then, if they didn't like me, it wasn't really me they disliked. That's a child's thinking...
    FlowersNButterflies FlowersNButterflies 51-55, F 20 Responses May 29, 2013

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    The thing is, human interactions fascinate me.

    I like being around groups of people, but only so I can observe and watch. I want to be on the fringe taking in the mood, the turns in the conversation, anticipating what someone will say, laughing at the sarcasm others miss, wondering what certain people in the group are...
    Solfeggio Solfeggio 36-40, F 12 Responses Jun 29

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    10 Myths And Facts About Introverts!

    Myths and Facts about Introverts Myth 1 – Introverts don’t like to talk. This is not true. Introverts just don’t talk unless they have something to say. They hate small talk. Get an introvert talking about something they are interested in, and they won’t stop for days...
    anya1212 anya1212 26-30, F 33 Responses May 31, 2013

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    I don’t feel the need to go out a lot,

    be among lots of people the whole day and doing so usually wears me down. I don’t mind spending a lot of time on my own and I have no trouble keeping myself entertained while I do so. That doesn’t mean that I don’t enjoy social interactions. I’m a human being and we are...
    TheGreatLeveler TheGreatLeveler 22-25, M 19 Responses Apr 5

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    Eye Contact.

    is it just me fellow inni's? i can't remember a time i held eye contact with anybody but my kids... i have two theories for myself.. A. i subconsiously think the person will see my dis-intrest in their rant. B. i can't look at 2 eyes at the same time, i look at one eye back...
    TheOneyouwerewarnedabout TheOneyouwerewarnedabout 70+ 38 Responses Mar 30, 2012

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    FrostyMethod FrostyMethod 18-21, M a week ago

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    So, I was hanging out with my friends cause

    it's been so long since the last time I saw them. I treated them for a pizza to celebrate my birthday. Nothing seems to change, they were engrossed chatting each other that the only thing I could do is listen. It's hard on my part how I could not handle talks with a bunch of...
    sunnysun32168 sunnysun32168 22-25, F 4 Responses Aug 31

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    So Tired of It,.....

    I'm am so tired of being accused of being unfriendly, anti-social, mean, rude, and all the other pitiful epithets that crazed extroverts choose to apply to my personality type!!! I am NOT shy, I can strike up a convo with a perfect stranger. I'll only do so if I am intrigued by...
    complicated complicated 36-40, F 41 Responses Aug 12, 2007

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    (From my other account that's being

    deleted) Re: Introvert Screaming. "YOU PIECE OF..." Fighting. "Go to hell" Talking. "I was all like..." Thinking. "I am an introvert living in an extrovert's world" Introverted. "Stop the screaming, hold the fighting, and shut out the talking. Where's the peace and quiet? If...
    kelseytoby1337 kelseytoby1337 16-17 1 Response Sep 2

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    When I go to a store in my hometown

    and see someone from high school (I graduated 18 years ago) that I knew, I either pretend that I don't see them or that I don't recognize them because I hate small talk and can't stop this feeling of dread and annoyance from forming in the pit of my stomach. Even if they were a...
    fishbone2000 fishbone2000 36-40, F 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    When I'm home I love it .

    I'm at peace , I read and draw and watch tv. When I do get bored I get antsy and impulsive to go out , but when I'm out I HATE it. All I can think about is being back home and in peace again . Am I weird ?
    leaom22 leaom22 22-25, F 5 Responses Sep 3

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    I recently discovered I am an introvert I

    always thought I was extroverted because when people come around I am "on" which is a symptom of the introverted and until recently was news to me. I become exhausted and worn out by people and I need my time and space in comfortable places to reconnect and gather myself. I'm...
    LastofmyKind LastofmyKind 26-30, F 1 day ago

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