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I Am An Introvert

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    damn i guess I'm an introvert i never really

    gave it much thought but sub consciously i already knew i don't socialize well with others but for the briefest of periods and don't like large crowds or being in buildings full of people I'm not a sociopath? i don't think i am but it is very hard for me to relate or assimilate...
    masterLLL masterLLL 56-60, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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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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    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 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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    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 14 Responses Jun 29, 2014

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    I'm extremely introverted.

    I'm an artist who works at home. I can stay inside for as long as a month. I've already done it. What's your longest time of staying inside of the house?
    damneat damneat 31-35, F 4 Responses Aug 23

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    I think a lot of extroverts like to be out

    and with other people because it keeps them busy, and when they're busy, they do not have negative thoughts in their heads about everything that's wrong or missing in their lives. A few extroverts have even admitted this to me. Also, I've noticed how they behave when they're not...
    W1LDF1RE W1LDF1RE 22-25, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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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 31 Responses Jun 12

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    I have lost all my friends.

    I don't go out. I don't return calls. I'm too picky about who is worth my time. So now when I'm down, I have no one to turn to. As much as I need and love my time alone, my introverted personality prohibits me from having even one true friend.
    tornadowinds tornadowinds 46-50, F 4 Responses Aug 18

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    anyone else not a fan of Halloween night

    and the trick or treating especially?
    msjablon msjablon 36-40, M 2 Responses Aug 23

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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 prefer listening to talking.

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

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    I did not accept my introversion

    until very few years ago, when I was already in my forties. I went through a huge personal crisis after my marriage break-up, when I questioned everything I had heard from my parents, friends, ex-partners, all my thoughts about people and the world, and find out that the only...
    Cierzo Cierzo 41-45, M 6 Responses 1 day ago

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    Being an introvert is harder

    than you think. Today I was one the bus which a lot of students ride. They were jumping on seats and talking amongst each other. All I could sit there and think was. Why can't I openly express my thoughts without being terrified of what they might say to one another when I'm...
    PrettyInWhite PrettyInWhite 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 17

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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'm an introvert. I don't like crowds,

    I feel like everyone is judging me. I'd much rather be home with my daughter watching a movie than in a mosh pit or at a party.
    brunettemomof1 brunettemomof1 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Dandelionlove Dandelionlove 22-25, F 20 Responses Jun 25

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    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 shut up for days.Myth #2 : Introverts are shy.Shyness has nothing to do with being an...
    pinkstarburst pinkstarburst 41-45, F 11 Responses 5 days ago

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    Is there anyone that works in retail

    or a career that requires them to initiate human contact everyday? How do you cope? Are you also shy? Do you feel discriminated against when you're looking for a job? I mean in my experience employers automatically can tell that I am shy & quiet and I try to tell them that I am...
    viavleiviax viavleiviax 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 15

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    I hate hanging out with large groups of people,

    and by large I mean three or more. I went out to dinner tonight with some coworkers, and as always happens in a group conversation, I zone out from time to time, stop paying attention. Then, out of the blue, somebody pipes in, "JJ, what do you think?" What do I think about...
    jimmyjohnjohn jimmyjohnjohn 26-30, M 5 Responses Aug 16

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    My Personality Type would be INTP with

    Thinking-Dominant and Intuitive-Auxiliary, according to this nifty used book I picked up called "Do What You Are" by Paul D. Tieger and Barbara Barron-Tieger. So, yes, I am apparently an Introvert. Which, is OK, I suppose. It means my attention and activities are focused inward...
    Jugemu Jugemu 31-35, M 4 Responses Aug 21

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    People can be both an introvert

    and extrovert. It's a spectrum, and most people score somewhere in the middle. I am not one of those people: I am an introvert through and through. I love being alone, I actually prefer it. But sometimes it would be nice to talk with other introverts, or people who just 'get it...
    thereyouare thereyouare 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 17

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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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    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 23 Responses Apr 18

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    xXDemonArtXx xXDemonArtXx 13-15 6 Responses Jan 30

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    As introverts we have only a few close friends.

    So when your best friend, or your closest friend, chooses to spend time with someone else, provides you with a heads up, but doesn't include you, does that hurt your feelings? Or are you okay with that?
    UnrequitedControl UnrequitedControl 31-35, F 8 Responses 1 day ago

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    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 23 Responses Mar 28

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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 17 Responses May 3, 2014

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    Almost any social interaction I have always

    ends awkwardly or with people thinking I'm stuck up. It's really frustrating because I'm not it's just really hard to have an ongoing conversation.
    varcx3 varcx3 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 15

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    😎Paradise~ less ppl at the beach today

    and I enjoyed my last day of summer. Got school tomorrow wish me luck
    Violetlolla2 Violetlolla2 13-15, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I am a massive introvert,

    but still much less so than my younger brother. We were chilling downstairs when we heard the doorbell ring and without thinking we bombed upstairs and hid in our rooms. I went downstairs to check if the coast was clear, but he still hasn't left his room yet. This is typical of...
    ViperaStellaris ViperaStellaris 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    in high school, i felt out of place.

    found the most open, isolated spot i could to sit at lunch. back of the bus, back of the class, not feeling "left out", just didn't enjoy being around attention. i adjusted in a manor to which i felt comfortable around certain groups of people. now that i've read up an learned...
    musikid48 musikid48 22-25, M 6 days ago

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 8 Responses Jul 11, 2014

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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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    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 41 Responses Mar 30, 2012

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    Sometimes it feels like a curse.

    Not because I can't be social, but it's because I really love people. I love helping people. I love listening to people talk. The relationships that I have in my life with my friends, family and girlfriend are the most important things to me. The problem is if I spend two to...
    SapphicMinion SapphicMinion 26-30, F 7 Responses 2 days ago

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    INTROVERTS UNITE!!!!!

    separately in your own homes.....
    evienneOwnedByMasterBlaise evienneOwnedByMasterBlaise 41-45, F 15 Responses Aug 4

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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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    Sometimes I just want to go

    where all the missing socks go.
    JosephinaBallerina JosephinaBallerina 31-35, F 9 Responses Jul 13

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    I need to Learn how to say No.

    I need to Learn how to say No and not feel guilty for doing so. When do I get a choice in how I want to spend my time? When will what I am trying to do matter? When will my plans or goals be important? I feel like everyone else's plans for the day trump mine every time. I am...
    awhimandaprayer awhimandaprayer 31-35, F 6 Responses Aug 22

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    Violetlolla2 Violetlolla2 13-15, F 3 Responses 1 day ago