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I Am An Introvert

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    I'm always stuck in my head 24/7 I love to

    observe people. How they think / react and speck to others. Lol I'm a heavy gamer I spend 300 hours in destiny :3
    WildCat64 WildCat64 16-17, M Jul 14

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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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    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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    I am an introvert and really am having a hard

    time to make friends, but I really need someone to talk to. An honest person who is non-judgmental and willing to accept I am who I am. I do not know if I am a good friend, but I am a great listener, empathetic, and a very non-judgmental person. However, I do really need a...
    Anadiir Anadiir 26-30, F 4 Responses Jul 19

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    paperandpencil paperandpencil 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 22

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    Just a shout out to all my fellow introverts

    and hsp's out there. You are all very special. You are all intelligent, creative, and very caring people. When you love, you love deeply. I know how hard it is, but don't ever think you are not normal. There are many of us. We are special and I couldn't imagine a world without...
    squizz5 squizz5 41-45, M 3 Responses Jul 19

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    There's nothing like an introvert party,

    cause an introvert party don't start.
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 4 Responses Apr 15

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    My introverted tendencies have over the years

    caused a fair bit of misunderstanding and grief, but I've since come to terms with it. In a world ruled largely by extraverts and where extroverted behaviors are not only rewarded but expected, I have been isolated and misunderstood in school, caused perplexity and even fear...
    bitabyss bitabyss 46-50, M 4 Responses Jul 15

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    Yesterday I had to go back to school to take a

    computer test for sophomore year. I was definitely not happy there were so many loud people that I've never seen before unless I'm the only freshman there
    Violetlolla2 Violetlolla2 13-15, F 2 days ago

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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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    I'm a very shy person

    and I enjoy having small conversations with my self like 24/7.. I'm weird I know but I'm honest 😁
    Justwondering223 Justwondering223 13-15, F 2 Responses 5 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 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 9 Responses Jul 11, 2014

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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 7 Responses Mar 5, 2014

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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 34 Responses Jun 12

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    I have found being an introvert in adulthood

    very lonely at times. As I have gotten older and found myself more comfortable with who I really am. In doing so I realized I had very little to nothing in common with the friends I had from high school. slowly I have drifted apart from them as there wasnt much to talk about...
    mistybluu mistybluu 31-35, F 10 Responses 4 days ago

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    I am an Introvert. My boyfriend is an Extrovert

    and has zero comprehension of the difference. I sometimes feel like I am being dragged all over the place when all I really want to do is be home an paint. He takes it personally as though I dont want to spend time with him. I go with the flow and suck it up more often than not...
    awhimandaprayer awhimandaprayer 31-35, F 5 Responses Jul 17

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    people: you should talk more!

    me: *tries to talk* - gets ignored - gets interrupted - gets talked over - no one pays attention - no one cares -_-
    irreelevance irreelevance 16-17, F 10 Responses May 6

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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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    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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    a song for all you introverts ALESSIA CARA-

    here. i relate to this song
    Aeril Aeril 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 23

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    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 9 Responses Jul 18

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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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    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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    I can't really say I care much

    for hanging out with people or participating in a lot of social activities. I almost always make up an excuse not to go. It's just out of my comfort zone to be that social butterfly. Talking to customers and coworkers at my job is totally fine because I can put on a mask to...
    Ominousity Ominousity 18-21, F 1 Response 15 hrs ago

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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 25 Responses Apr 18

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    For ****'s sake stop asking me

    why I don't socialize with people or assume I don't have any friends! Talking to you already drains the life out of me. I just want to sleep and most of the time I would rather sit in a quiet room. as a matter of face put me in a room with a ton of books, paper, art material...
    badazzbasicbich badazzbasicbich 18-21, F 22 mins ago

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    doesn't it seem like a lot of introverts are

    deeply depressed? Why is that? When did we become a society that so conspicuously favors extroverts in every facet of life? Why is it only like that in the U.S.?
    cec75 cec75 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 15

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    Dandelionlove Dandelionlove 22-25, F 22 Responses Jun 25

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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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    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 19 Responses Apr 5, 2014

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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 15 Responses Jun 29, 2014

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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 48 Responses Mar 4, 2014

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    Being an introvert i feel upset on how i can

    get a suitable job for me? I'm anxious about job interview, dealing with my new workmates, work place, new boss and everything...
    bellaadorna bellaadorna 22-25, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Has anyone here tried to change their introvert

    character? I've recently started working part time in a shop and thought its good for me to get out of my comfort zone. But I just felt so uncomfortable approaching customers and felt the manager was constantly judging me, which made me feel so bad. I guess I should accept my...
    fz22 fz22 22-25, F 10 Responses 5 days ago

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    I find it so pleasant

    when there's less people at the beach 😎So I can actually hear the waves and nature
    Violetlolla2 Violetlolla2 13-15, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    I'm not entirely convinced

    that we are fully understood.
    VelcroB VelcroB 41-45, M 3 Responses Jul 20

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    I don't know why I am scared of people in

    general. :- I have a tendency to stay aloof because of that fear.
    Solitude96 Solitude96 18-21, M 7 Responses 3 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, 2014

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    Four types of introversion http://nymag.

    com/scienceofus/2015/06/apparently-there-are-four-kinds-of-introversion.html
    Thisbe Thisbe 22-25, F 9 Responses Jul 17

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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 am but I think dating an extrovert would make

    for an interesting time . We would probably balance each other ouf
    Godofblackclouds Godofblackclouds 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 19

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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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    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 27 Responses Mar 4

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    I'm forcing myself to be a bit more social on

    the outside world O.O .... Da fuq am I thinking ? .... I try this now and again .... And out of my comfort zone once again....
    chernobylplayground chernobylplayground 36-40, F 12 Responses Jul 19

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    After a few weeks I will be appearing

    for a job interview in my college but I am not mentally prepared for this.My confidence is low and I fear whether I would be able to do this.Dear friends,please provide me some suggestion on this matter to make it a successful one.Thanks.
    iamunique7 iamunique7 22-25 2 Responses 18 hrs ago

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