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I Am An Introvert

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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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    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 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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    I am introverted because I got Asperger's

    syndrome and I relapse on psychosis
    duteau87 duteau87 26-30, M 11 hrs ago

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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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    Godofblackclouds Godofblackclouds 18-21, M 3 Responses Jun 25

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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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    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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    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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    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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    There's nothing like an introvert party,

    cause an introvert party don't start.
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 5 Responses Apr 15

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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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    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 an introvert; quiet

    and keep to myself not very outgoing, most of the time. But I also feel that there is a part of me is an extrovert; I get louder and more outgoing, I want to hang out with people. It's like there's two sides of myself :/
    BriarRose96 BriarRose96 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    A bunch of my in laws are staying with us the

    whole holiday weekend and I'm sooooo dreading it. They are great but it's like I have to be 'on' all the time. Definitely people overload for me. I don't mean to be standoffish but I don't enjoy entertaining. I don't enjoy having to socialize with more than like 2 or 3...
    ttt1108 ttt1108 31-35, F 7 Responses 6 days ago

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    INFJ true introvert crazy

    if you will but entertain this thought that maybe true introverts may just very well have an edge intuition being a trait sixth sense of sorts leads me to feel for humanity and its broken communication
    TANQ247 TANQ247 26-30, M 1 Response 6 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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    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 Jun 29

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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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    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 35 Responses Jun 12

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    I generally find being around people draining.

    I don't know what to talk about to people, I have very little in common with females my own age. When I do go out (usually to my local) I spend the night glued to my phone.
    busybrain busybrain 26-30, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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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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    and it's a good thing

    because God help us all if I was an extrovert.
    NotQuiteRite NotQuiteRite 51-55, M Jun 26

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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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    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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    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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    xXDemonArtXx xXDemonArtXx 13-15 6 Responses Jan 30

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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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    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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    **** my life, I'll be single forever.

    What's the point of living... I can't even keep a girl entertained, I'm so dull😕... I hate being an introvert. I'm not shy, I'm just quiet. :(
    jimcrick jimcrick 22-25, M 4 Responses Jun 29

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    Most of the times I don't like it

    when I have to introduce a friend of mine from a different circle to another from a different circle. Not because I don't want them to become friends, I just didn't want to divide my attention between the two when we all get together. Can anyone relate?
    letstalk27 letstalk27 26-30, F 5 Responses 1 day ago

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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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    Dandelionlove Dandelionlove 22-25, F 22 Responses Jun 25

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    I don't need to try and make friends with every

    single person I see. In fact I'm happier spending the day with my cat. I know a few people well enough for them to be friends but we don't want to be joined at the hip where ever we go.
    WanderingZK WanderingZK 22-25, M 1 Response Jun 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...
    firefliess firefliess 18-21, F 8 Responses Jul 11, 2014

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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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    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 2 Responses Jun 20

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    I feel so guilty about being an introvert,

    at this moment because my husband has a wedding to go to. And I'm dreading the thought of going. I get nauseous just thinking of having to attend this horrible wedding! So today I was feeling sick due to my allergies and I was moody and I let it out that I didn't wan to go to...
    patty78roman patty78roman 36-40, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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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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    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 8 Responses Mar 5, 2014

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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'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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    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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    idk why introverts have a reputation of being

    quiet and shy people who’d rather be alone.. have you ever been friends with an introvert who’s decided you’re worth their time? idk about you but i turn into the clingiest, most needy piece of sh*t on the planet because there’s so few people i actually can stand. also i...
    klasik klasik 26-30, F 11 Responses 12 hrs ago

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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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    When I'm around people I don't know

    or people I don't feel comfortable with feel as though my personality has been sucked out of me. My personality completely does off and I become a robot, and say only what needs to be said. My head throbs and all I want to do is hide in my room and curl up and sleep.
    busybrain busybrain 26-30, F 20 hrs ago

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