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I Am An Introvert

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    Anyone out there that has zero friends?

    and I mean zero. Nobody to call and nobody to call you. In a way it's a relief because it absolves you of any responsibility to maintain any sort of relationship. But on the other hand you feel so stranded and always wonder what the hell is wrong with you...
    Missintroverted Missintroverted 26-30, F 26 Responses Apr 18

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    Later this week, I'm off on a business trip

    for an entire week. It's fun and exciting, but stressful. 7 days straight of being on my "Social A-game" for sometimes 12+ hrs straight. Hiding at home this weekend to charge and store the "batteries."
    JCPhoenix JCPhoenix 26-30, M 1 Response Jun 7

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    I have trouble making

    and keeping friends. I have a bad habit of not making relationships a priority and when I have some downtime or feeling lonely, I have no one to turn to. Or I feel like I am bothering people I barely know who have very active social lives without me. I've often felt like I...
    rballa rballa 31-35, F 7 Responses Jun 16

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    I think I need to stop staying home alone.

    Whenever I do, it's pure bliss, and then when my parents and brother come home and I actually have to interact with them I feel tired and get kind of grumpy and angry. And then, of course, everyone thinks that something's wrong. Hooray, me.
    DrowningInRed DrowningInRed 13-15, F 8 Responses Jun 7

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    xXDemonArtXx xXDemonArtXx 13-15 6 Responses Jan 30

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    I wish more people were introverted.

    Or at least not so chatty. You don't need to talk non stop to communicate well. I know some introverts like chatty friends, because it takes pressure of, we don't have to talk as much. But to me it's overwhelming. I like some silence. I like being inside my head. I...
    Enthropy Enthropy 31-35, F 16 Responses Apr 9, 2014

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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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    My family says I'm too closed in.

    I don't get out much. That is should open up more. I've always been an introvert. How do I go about changing now?
    LookingForYou89 LookingForYou89 26-30, F 36 Responses Jun 12

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    Passing up going out with friends.

    Home is better, home is safer.
    PurdyHeart PurdyHeart 31-35, F 3 Responses Jun 20

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    I keep to myself usually.

    I try to be more outgoing. It's hard to do some times.
    BubbyT BubbyT 26-30, M Jun 13

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    Is it strange that I'd prefer to spend New

    Years Eve alone? I was invited to a few parties and was also welcomed to spend the night. Most of these friends are ones I've grown distant from so it may be awkward at first but I always end up having a good time. Some not.. Last year I "made the rounds" and every single time...
    455cargirl 455cargirl 36-40, F 22 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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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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    The happiest of New Years to all of my fellow

    introverts who will be enjoying a peaceful evening in their own company with a clear head to start 2015!
    djps djps 18-21, F 17 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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    I refuse to leave the house

    unless I am required too. Sometimes it results in hurt feelings but I could care less or so I like to think.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jun 13

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    Screening Calls: the Privilege of An Introvert

    I am an introvert who has come to self-acceptance.  In my twenties, I used to force myself to be social because I thought my desire to be alone came from an unhealthy place--you know, like depression or "wanting to isolate to avoid something."  I was fortunate...
    EvesHarvest EvesHarvest 51-55, F 56 Responses May 4, 2009

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    How conversations go with me: *smiles* *nods

    my head* *laughs* occasionally I'll throw in a "yeah" until I can get through the convo.
    hamz11 hamz11 18-21, F 10 Responses Jan 16

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    Does this happen to you?

    You are forced to spend the whole day around people, and when you come home you can't stop cringing thinking about the whole awkward social experience thingy. You wish you could just wash off the whole day from your mind so that the memory of your stupid little remarks and the...
    blasphemy666 blasphemy666 22-25, F 7 Responses Jan 16

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    yes, I'm definitely an introvert.

    i barely go out because of my stupid thoughts about what people are thinking
    MussiPaw MussiPaw 22-25, F 8 Responses Jun 12

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    I'm an introvert and I usually get emotionally

    drained after interacting with people. People tend to perceive me as an extrovert due to my sociable nature and I guess this helps me to make friends and speak out..? But deep inside, I'm an introvert through and through
    hydroiodide hydroiodide 16-17, F 3 Responses Jun 16

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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...
    firefliess firefliess 18-21, F 7 Responses Jul 11, 2014

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    Contrary to what most people think,

    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 8 Responses 2 days ago

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    I hate pointless converstaions.

    I'd rather spend my time alone with my thoughts and my music. It's not always good when you have no one to share those thoughts with but I guess it's better than being forced into an exhausting social situation.
    BrownSugarBabe BrownSugarBabe 22-25, F 7 Responses May 8

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    I have spent the last 3 days always with a

    group of people. The first 2 days weren't to bad because we were working on projects but today all we did was hangout as a group, to build "family". Ha family...more like lets just talk to the people we already know and no one else...All I wanted to do was go hide in a corner...
    Forevertired22 Forevertired22 22-25, F 4 Responses Jun 14

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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 36-40 42 Responses Mar 30, 2012

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    I enjoy being around people

    but I have learned during the M-F work week I can only handle about 1 evening out with friends. More than that and I am wiped for the rest of the week. I hate that such limited social interaction exhausts me but I have learned over the years it is what it is. I need the...
    LA1144 LA1144 41-45, F 2 Responses Jun 7

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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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    But the world needs us introverts to function

    properly right?A world without us just wouldn't be interesting...
    misanthropicpessimist misanthropicpessimist 13-15, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I'm not quiet not shy,

    I'm actually quiet good at leading a conversation especially my facial expression and my way of talking. Some even call me charismatic. But still, I get tired and bored of human beings for a while. If I continue without a break, sure I'll socially withdraw and get quiet for a...
    Sapphireray Sapphireray 22-25, F 9 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    I prefer listening to talking.

    And only few people understand this.
    susiede susiede 18-21, F 10 Responses Mar 8

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    Outside of my family,

    I really don't like being around other people for more than 5 hours or so. I only have two close friends that I see regularly these days but honestly that is fine with me. I'm happiest just spending time with my family. Sometimes I feel like there must be something wrong with me...
    lauren71 lauren71 41-45, F Jun 17

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    Today I had a rather introverted adventure.

    I went around St. Petersburg today by myself. I didn't really have a goal in mind, I just wandered a bit. I found my way into a book store with cats in it, an Italian market tucked away in little Cuba, a music store that I couldn't find again if I tried, and somehow managed to...
    TheBlasphemousOptimist TheBlasphemousOptimist 18-21, F 7 Responses Jun 18

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    Apparently (just now this was sprung on me) we

    are going over to my brother's friends' house. My parents and my brother are like "Yay, friends!" I'm just like, "Please just let me stay home and read."
    DrowningInRed DrowningInRed 13-15, F 2 Responses Jun 14

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    Godofblackclouds Godofblackclouds 18-21, M 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    Being around people is

    so draining! I hate crowds and noise, can only bear it upto a certain limit. I dont like socialising much either and so dont have many friends. But I like deep meaningful conversations with the few close friends I have. And lots of time, I love sitting with long silences, no...
    intothedarknesss intothedarknesss 22-25, F 16 Responses May 3, 2014

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    My boyfriend and I prefer dinner

    and Netflix over any date. We are both introverts. We just want to be home laughing and having fun. That's us in the photo! Introverts aren't mean people. They've just got a limited supply of socialization. ❤️
    AudieKay440 AudieKay440 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 20

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    I don't feel so alone

    after reading all these introvert experiences. You're all amazing! I'd much rather be at home doing my own thing than heading out with friends to a party. Call me boring. I enjoy my own company.
    TheFinalWitness TheFinalWitness 18-21, M 4 Responses Jun 7

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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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    I value my quiet time.

    I am enjoy being around people and having great conversation. However, I have to go to my special place where I can have alone time periodically or I feel like I will lose my mind. Does anyone else feel the same way?
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jun 5

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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 8 Responses Jun 26, 2014

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    I've been working a conference

    for the past week. Finally flying home today. I love my coworkers, I love most of our members/customers, and I even enjoyed random chitchat with other smokers. But *******. Thank god I'm flying back home today and taking a day off tomorrow. I wish I could take a week off, but...
    JCPhoenix JCPhoenix 26-30, M 1 Response Jun 16

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    Just because someone is introverted doesn't

    mean he doesn't like company. Interaction is just expensive to introverts, and they don't want to spend it on something annoying or wasteful. They won't spend their precious energy on someone who doesn't want them around. If an introvert knows that you are friendly and open to...
    stiltcourt stiltcourt 41-45, F 25 Responses Mar 4

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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 25 Responses Jun 15, 2013

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    My therapist says I should have social

    interraction daily...it freaks me out!
    Myzery Myzery 31-35, F 4 Responses Jun 17

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    I'm an introvert but i hate being alone/lonely.

    Does anyone have the same situation as me? Maybe we can be friend Why is bad things always happen to me ;(
    yong95 yong95 18-21, M 3 Responses 17 hrs ago

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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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    There's nothing like an introvert party,

    cause an introvert party don't start.
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 6 Responses Apr 15

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