I Am An Introvert

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    As an introvert, some things I'm bad at

    include: * Eye contact. * Small talk. * Breathing in front of people.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses Mar 1

    I spend my lunch in my car instead of the

    teachers lounge. All morning with my students and all the noise burns me out sometimes and I just want some quiet alone time. Today I was asked by another teacher why I don't like to "socialize" and why do I always go hide in my car. Sigh. I try so hard to get along with...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    11 Responses Feb 25

    So true. It reflects in the way I respond

    someone when I message them! I hate being this way. How do I improve myself? :(
    iamaprincess12 iamaprincess12
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Mar 9

    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
    6 Responses Mar 5, 2014

    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
    20 Responses Apr 18, 2015

    INTROVERTS UNITE!!!!!

    separately in your own homes.....
    evienneOwnedByMasterBlaise evienneOwnedByMasterBlaise
    41-45, F
    12 Responses Aug 4, 2015

    “My alone feels so good,

    I'll only have you if you're sweeter than my solitude.” ― Warsan Shire
    squizz5 squizz5
    41-45, M
    4 Responses Jan 8

    Even being around my family too long takes its

    toll on me. After a few hours I have to just escape and be alone to recover. It's all good stuff.
    MaskedSadness MaskedSadness
    22-25, M
    1 Response Apr 15

    I've been catching myself saying "please don't

    talk to me, please don't talk to me" a lot more in my head lately. The loudest coworker I have decided to take a coffee break at the same time as I did. I kept screaming STFU in my head while smiling at her. Now my coffee is cold and I'm annoyed.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    4 Responses Mar 10

    Ok I threw a virtual party yesterday

    and everything went great "yay!" But today I'm going to an actual party. I hate parties. So I'm just going to step off a cliff. I will post another experience on how it went.
    sassycookie sassycookie
    18-21, F
    5 Responses Jul 18, 2015

    I love being an introvert.

    My inner life is so full and creative. I often think outside the 'box' and enjoy deep reflection. I am also very happy that there are different people in this world. A balance is always needed.
    SoftCandle SoftCandle
    31-35, F
    1 Response Mar 3

    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
    56-60, F
    55 Responses May 4, 2009
    farfar1984 farfar1984
    31-35, F
    Apr 13

    I'd rather listen than talk,

    follow rather than lead, stay at home rather than go to a loud party.
    NanamiMomozono NanamiMomozono
    22-25, F
    9 Responses Nov 23, 2015
    yuki25 yuki25
    22-25, F
    6 Responses Apr 13

    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...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    7 Responses Jul 11, 2014

    It amazes me that I can do something like

    inline skate for hours without even getting tired, yet after an hour in public around a bunch of people, I am exhausted. Nap time.
    BellaLocura BellaLocura
    46-50, F
    8 Responses Mar 15

    My Mom in the past has said

    that I'm not an introvert. She could be right. I have in the past gone up to people for certain things instead of shying away. And since then I am TRYING to get out of my shell a little at a time. But I still struggle with forcing myself to do things that I don't want to do.
    Cutiepeachpie Cutiepeachpie
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Apr 1

    It's funny to me how extroverts seem to think

    there's something wrong with being introverted. Today I had a girl in my class comment on how it was strange that I never spoke. I replied that it's not that I don't speak ever, I just don't feel the need to speak all the time. I only speak when spoken to or when I have...
    AmayaTsuki AmayaTsuki
    26-30, F
    14 Responses Nov 2, 2015

    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
    11 Responses Dec 31, 2014

    There's nothing like an introvert party,

    cause an introvert party don't start.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    4 Responses Apr 15, 2015

    I was on my way to the bathroom

    when I walked out of my office and saw my very friendly coworker was standing in my path and using the copy machine. I immediately did an about face and walked back to my office before he saw me. He is really nice and I enjoy talking to him, I just don't have the energy today...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    4 Responses Mar 4

    I feel like people think I'm mean

    or cold but I'm just not a big talker, I like keeping to myself and casual conversation is a fear and I'm constantly hoping when I pass a stranger they will just ignore me.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Mar 15

    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
    31 Responses May 31, 2013

    I'm probably more of an ambivert,

    I go to a lot of gigs but I don't expect anyone there to approach me and interact with me, when they do it's kinda awkward
    MitchRnR MitchRnR
    18-21, M
    1 Response Mar 26

    Sadly, haven't met one

    who understands my being an introvert.
    ObliviousSainte ObliviousSainte
    36-40, F
    5 Responses Mar 26

    Life is miserable.Confused

    which way to proceed.
    iamunique7 iamunique7
    22-25
    2 Responses Mar 12

    I don't know why, but I'm feel

    so upbeat this weekend. I usually feel this way when I see my family after not seeing my family for a long time, but I just saw them last week. Now, I'm not saying that maybe I'm "less" of an introvert now because I will always own that part of me with pride, but maybe I'm just...
    chataolauj chataolauj
    18-21, M
    Mar 5

    I have an interesting idea

    for all of us introverts. I would say that most of us are easily overstimulated. We enjoy deeper connections with people, but they are often hard to come by. I have always felt like an outsider, and I don't see it as a bad thing, although I do often wish I could feel a greater...
    lesliel33 lesliel33
    22-25, F
    6 Responses Mar 5

    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
    5 Responses Jun 26, 2014

    I was enjoying my lunch of sandwiches

    and reading my friends' posts here in a little corner of the workplace when from the corner of my eye, I espied a colleague walk by and looking in my direction. I groaned inside me when she came towards me and asked, 'Alone ah?' Before I could even swallow my bread and utter...
    novembermoon novembermoon
    41-45, F
    13 Responses Oct 22, 2015
    yuki25 yuki25
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Mar 7

    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
    15 Responses May 3, 2014

    People just don't "click" with me.

    It's hard to explain it any other way, but I'm going to try. I actually don't think this is even because I'm an introvert, but I thought it was the most appropriate group.Other than with a few close friends, I just have very little inspiration to talk to people or do things with...
    dissolvedplasmaterial dissolvedplasmaterial
    22-25, M
    4 Responses Mar 26

    A final shout-out to the introverts here.

    You'll appreciate this: Last week was my birthday AND a holiday that brought much of my family into town. Every time I'd try to get away for even a couple of hours, they'd insist that I stay, and I felt obligated since these were out-of-town guests I rarely see. At one point...
    ashadams244 ashadams244
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Mar 28

    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
    56-60, M
    23 Responses Jun 15, 2013

    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
    26-30, M
    16 Responses Apr 5, 2014

    I prefer listening to talking.

    And only few people understand this.
    susiede susiede
    18-21, F
    8 Responses Mar 8, 2015

    I just realized something about social media.

    I would never approach a woman on facebook. Unless we knew each other really well, I would never randomly text her. I have crushes on Twitter. These women are interesting for different reasons. Beauty. Funny. Smart. (or a combination) I would never approach a woman on Twitter...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    5 Responses Jan 30

    I am working on my social anxiety in therapy

    because we're thinking that my lack of connections is a potential cause to my depression. The last few weeks I went to a dozen outings and made a few new acquaintance and one stuck as a friend. I find it a cumbersome waste of time, but I know that's because I feel like I can't...
    honestlyanonymouslyme honestlyanonymouslyme
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Apr 9

    People think that I'm extrovert.

    But I'm actually an introvert. I'm terrified to speak in a public or to a person first time. My heart beats fast when I hear the word "presentation". I strutter while doing it. This fear drove me from my success and caused a lot of trouble. I fear to be in centre of attraction...
    imasurvivor92 imasurvivor92
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Apr 14

    I'm going to join Toastmasters.

    If you don't know what that is, it's a club with several locations world-wide that teaches you how to communicate, network, and give speeches in front of a large audience. I hate it, but I'm an adult now and I may get a job or career in the future where I'll have to give...
    goagainsttheflow goagainsttheflow
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Mar 9

    Not a shamed of it. And will not bow down no

    one, I don't give a crap that society is mostly ran by the loud and obnoxious, whether they're consciously aware of it or not. I have my way of getting things done the calm, cool, and silent way and shouldn't be looked down upon because of that. There are different methods...
    OldSoulRedux OldSoulRedux
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Mar 1

    There are a lot of misconceptions about

    introverts, altho i'm not really so knowledgeable abt the topic. I'm an introvert but it doesn't mean I don't show my face online. There are just things that happened and made me remove them for a long time. I totally have no problem showing it, well, unless it harms anybody...
    SparkofDecency SparkofDecency
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 18

    I'm not sure if I'm an introvert

    or a misantropic. Like I don't mind being around friends and family and going out with them from time to time but i do have to have my alone time but I also notice that I constantly find myself getting very annoyed or agitated when around everyday people and I start getting very...
    Pinkk3u Pinkk3u
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Mar 4

    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
    38 Responses Mar 4, 2014

    I like to be on chill mode most of the time.

    That doesn't mean I don't like to go out and have a good time. I'm not depressed or sad. I just like my wine/movie/ice-cream nights, on my own. Sometimes with company.
    Val20Pr Val20Pr
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Mar 18

    Sometimes I just love to sit

    and watch the birds flying the water rippling or sit in silence while reading a book, is that so bad to want to be left alone? Some people do not understand this, i work two jobs and interact with many people daily, i need time to unwind and decompress...
    jdamselfly jdamselfly
    36-40, F
    18 Responses Mar 28, 2015
    Dandelionlove Dandelionlove
    22-25, F
    18 Responses Jun 25, 2015

    Moreso now than I have ever been my whole life.

    And I am this way due to fear of acceptance because of everyone disappearing out of my life without giving reason.
    tiger3cub8 tiger3cub8
    46-50, M
    Mar 6

    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
    11 Responses Jun 29, 2014

    I'm the typical shy and quiet type.

    I've never been one to try and reach out to people and make new friends. Not even online. Most of the time on my days off from work, I'm content with just remaining indoors watching a movie, playing a video game or simply browsing the internet. I'm not outgoing at all, or very...
    CarverReturns CarverReturns
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Apr 6

    I went to a party on Thursday

    and this is how I felt: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UKp2CrfmVfw What am I doing here?
    sagespoo sagespoo
    16-17, F
    1 Response Apr 9

    i don't want to sound like an ***,

    but i seriously hate my class in school they can't shut up...yes im introverted yes i do not talk and i do not want to and no im not changing to please you. im tired of them judging me and treating me like a pile of ****. at least my mom supports me and accepts me no matter what...
    BambiChan BambiChan
    13-15, F
    Apr 8

    People think all kinds of bad things about

    introverts - we're snobby, we're stuck up we don't have enough fun but I gotta tell ya - I find outgoing chatty types down right loud and annoying at times - especially when they don't know when to stop. There's benefits on both sides of the spectrum .
    Merrmaid Merrmaid
    36-40, F
    5 Responses Jan 23

    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
    38 Responses Mar 30, 2012

    How to kill a introvert?

    Put a stranger in their kitchen they will starve before they go in thereXD I can laugh at this because I am one.
    beautifullybroken29 beautifullybroken29
    26-30, F
    11 Responses Dec 9, 2015

    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
    40 Responses Aug 12, 2007
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    5 Responses Nov 26, 2015
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