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I Am An Introvert

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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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    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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    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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    anyone else not a fan of Halloween night

    and the trick or treating especially?
    msjablon msjablon 36-40, M 3 Responses Aug 23

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    I dislike the fact that a lot of people(most

    likely those of extroverted tendencies) get mad at us for being introverted. And then equating that to people who are "egotistical", "stuck-up", "obnoxious" etc. Anyone can be those unpleasant things. But when certain people get in their feelings about others not wanting to talk...
    OldSoulRedux OldSoulRedux 22-25, F 6 Responses 6 days ago

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    Dandelionlove Dandelionlove 22-25, F 20 Responses Jun 25

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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 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 20 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 14 Responses Jun 29, 2014

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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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    And for a fantastic reason.

    People can really loss me off. There's a lack of common sense these days. We lower our standards which can be reasonable in a few ways, but as we lower standards for ourselves; we raise standards for those around us. When, not if but when we end up disappointed, we snap...
    Spagoodles Spagoodles 18-21, M 1 Response 5 days 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 Aug 25

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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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    😎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 Aug 26

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    INTROVERTS UNITE!!!!!

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

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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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    Building walls round me not to let people in my

    life. As if I lived in a remote place, far from everyone, as if my world was separated from all people's. My world is my mind, my dreams, my ideas; limited yet indefinite.
    TheForgottenBloke TheForgottenBloke 18-21, M 3 Responses Aug 21

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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 Aug 25

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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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    Nothing can **** you up like other people.

    Don't get much encouragement out of them either. Here's to living alone!
    Taynk Taynk 18-21, M 2 Responses 2 days 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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    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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    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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    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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    Yup I know what it's like being an introvert

    alright you can stick me in a big crowd and I won't talk very much unless it's somebody that I know quite but that's quite rare though!!!
    Lockiel45 Lockiel45 46-50, M 1 day 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...
    anya1212 anya1212 26-30, F 33 Responses May 31, 2013

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    Violetlolla2 Violetlolla2 13-15, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    I can't believe they say

    that being introvert is "cool". There are times when I tend to envy how extroverts can easily click with new faces whereas I have to endure several agonizingly awkward conversations before I start to loosen up. Seriously, I can attest to that. I was "standing alone at the...
    JustTheAverageJoe JustTheAverageJoe 13-15 3 Responses Aug 22

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    I literally turn invisible

    when everyone is focused on me.
    KindredKings KindredKings 13-15, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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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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    There comes a point when you are indifferent

    as to whether you live or die, you don't care about having friends, and you could happily live in the small room in your head. I store memories like files in my head, and every time I need to recall something I quickly gather all the files that are related to the topic and use...
    bloodandsoap bloodandsoap 22-25, F 4 Responses Aug 26

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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 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 4 days ago

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    NatashaRose NatashaRose 18-21, F 5 Responses Aug 25

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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 4 days ago

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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 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 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 Aug 25

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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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    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 4 days ago

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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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    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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    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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    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 4 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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    Wow who knew the guy known

    for always yelling, constantly partying, doing drugs, hitting on girls and always looking for grand activities switches to the Quiet side? As I have been growing, I got numbed by these things of my amusement, It just got old in other words. I get more headaches dealing with most...
    PsychedelicEnthusiast PsychedelicEnthusiast 18-21, M 3 Responses Aug 24