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I Am An Introvert

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    It's frustrating that I can't just have me time

    where I don't answer calls & texts w/out someone thinking I'm rude or mad at them. Some days I just need quiet time alone to re-fuel. I wish people could just understand that.
    tornadowinds tornadowinds 46-50, F 11 Responses 4 days ago

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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 9 Responses Jan 16

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    Sometimes i think...

    or feel.. i maintain a certain distance between people n me.Those who think r close to me infact r not. i think only am close to myself.No one feels or thinks similar to me in ma circle.I feel alone many a times because i dont have a company who could have similar thoughts...
    chaitra1987 chaitra1987 26-30, F 3 Responses Feb 6

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    People are exhausting.

    Don't be offended because I need my space sometimes.
    Arija18 Arija18 22-25, F 6 Responses Jan 16

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    Do you feel weak, angry,

    and short-fused after an all-nighter with friends? I know I do. I enjoy the daytime portion where it's hanging out, BSing, and playing a game or two, but when it gets down to sleeping...that's when it becomes torture. Being in the same room as them, sharing a bed, or hearing...
    BloodStainedRabbit BloodStainedRabbit 18-21, T 7 Responses Feb 9

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    I need a place for myself.

    ... where.. i get lost in myself n nature....Its suffocating meeting everybody's expectations..... Not many a ppl who approves of how i am...wat dey want is i meet their expectations....i maintain a constant distance between people.Have been let down by all the people i trusted...
    chaitra1987 chaitra1987 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 12

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    Eternity can be a curse.

    The losses you had, have to suffer...a man can run out of things to care for,lose his purpose. - Wolverine.
    AlphaLion AlphaLion 22-25, M 1 Response Feb 10

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    i feel 'out of topic'

    while trying to lead a conversation further :(
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Feb 10

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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 44 Responses Mar 30, 2012

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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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    started eating lunch with a group,

    was nice and **** but then, when everyone started leaving, thats the first time I felt any form of comfort for the day. Im not shy, anti social or hateful, I just need me some alone time.
    BlackSilence BlackSilence 13-15, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I only discovered that I was an introvert a year

    or so ago. Discovering why I was like I was didn't affect me too much, it just helped me explain why I am the way I am. I've met many introverts other than myself, and many extroverts too. It's funny, though. A lot of the time, both of those types of people don't even...
    GyarryGyarry GyarryGyarry 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 6

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    Am feeling nowadays that ,

    am not in touch with myself... Have very less time to spare for myself alone.I dont like too much of ppl around.But situations r too much of ppl, emotional expressions showing expectations. I want to sip my tea in d green garden with a song playing ,wind blowing & followed by...
    chaitra1987 chaitra1987 26-30, F Feb 6

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    Guys, what u think about selling books online?

    I mean, i have a job, but i want to do something i would enjoy... There are almost no books in Eng here, so i thought, maybe i can try something new:D and besides, i love reading and the job which will involve books in any way, will be my paradise:D
    Mercury90 Mercury90 22-25, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Introverts are more concerned with the inner

    world of the mind. They enjoy thinking, exploring their thoughts and feelings. They often avoid social situations because being around people drains their energy. This is true even if they have good social skills. After being with people for any length of time, such as at a...
    Nyx613 Nyx613 36-40, F 14 Responses Jan 22

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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 26 Responses Jun 15, 2013

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    Have any of you ever hung up on someone

    who just wouldn't stop talking then pretended the call got dropped?
    Quiettimeplease Quiettimeplease 31-35, F 6 Responses Feb 7

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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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    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 47 Responses Mar 4, 2014

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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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    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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    I had a self proclaimed extrovert friend

    for close to 20 years before I couldn't take the constant criticism, over the top emotional outbursts, and verbal abuse from her. In high school we hung out all the time. Fake ID's got us into clubs and we did concerts, parties, etc. I enjoyed the environment but was never...
    Quiettimeplease Quiettimeplease 31-35, F 3 Responses Feb 5

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    I don't think I'll ever find someone

    who truly understands me.
    FrostyMethod FrostyMethod 18-21, M 4 Responses Feb 25

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    I wish some people would understand

    that sometimes I need my own space and not get mad and then stop talking to you. It sucks when family doesn't understand that I just like to have some personal time. It's nothing against them. But they get upset and now they aren't really talking to me. It sucks....but I'm used...
    misslx92 misslx92 22-25, F 6 Responses 4 days ago

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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 22 Responses 1 day ago

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    My personality type is INTP.

    Anyone else have the same type as me?
    AICLover AICLover 13-15, F 5 Responses Feb 14

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    Being introverted makes everything harder.

    Before I completely grew into my personalty I had tons of friends. I didn't really need to think about my actions and words as much as I feel like I do now. Everything is harder when people expect you to be outgoing. Talking to someone too often that I do not fully like can be...
    Cleanandclear Cleanandclear 18-21, F 20 Responses Dec 6, 2013

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    I'm not just an introvert,

    im a highly sensitive introvert. People often think I have ADD or am "spacy" because of how easily i shut down from being overwhelmed. I need my quiet time and continuously talking to me after i made it clear that I dont want to talk will only irritate me and i will probably...
    modestmuslimah modestmuslimah 18-21, F 5 Responses Feb 5

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    I am not certain what the definition is

    but I am more than happy to be in my own company. I do not enjoy crowds in the least and dont like to be the centre of attraction, even briefly
    Brian1953 Brian1953 61-65, M 3 Responses Feb 25

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    Okay my friend and I were talking

    while we walked around in the gym during P.E. and she asked me if I hangout with friends in the weekends. I said no but that I'd be nice. Then she ask if I wanted to hangout with her this weekend since we have a 4 day weekend. I said yes and we started making plans and invited...
    demonart demonart 13-15, F 2 Responses Feb 9

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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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    Sometimes it is like I am living like a

    fugitive. On the run, having escaped from a prison. I hide, I am quiet and I duck a crowd like a seasoned escape artist and I am only comfortable outside at night or very early in the morning. I keep to shadows and dark corners and if all else fails, I lose myself in music and...
    Th3Nothing Th3Nothing 36-40, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Actually I'm fully introvert in my real life.

    I'm also shy and lazy. I can't communicate with people smartly when they are in front of me. I always feel nervous. But in virtual world, I'm extrovert. Here I love to share my thoughts with others. Don't know why I'm like this. I just hate my nervousness.
    MysteriousBoy02 MysteriousBoy02 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 12

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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 10 Responses Jan 16

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    Say #metoo if you are also one,

    to let me know that I'm not alone.
    Ongtrovert Ongtrovert 26-30, M 11 Responses Feb 2

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    Some people think being an introvert means

    you're shy. Others think it means you dislike being around people. Both are wrong. An introvert just means you recharge energy by spending time alone. An extrovert is the exact opposite, recharging energy by spending time around others. You can still be a confident...
    KaiChan KaiChan 13-15, T 1 Response Feb 7

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    sometimes.. it feels tough.

    ..to fit in...in office tooo... Professionally..may be its a bit too much to discuss in open group..but i want to discuss..... Am talkitive but only with few...i fake like i am expressive but not comfortable with revealing too much even to parents, close frnds.....People dont...
    chaitra1987 chaitra1987 26-30, F Feb 12

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    I kind of have a job

    now where i was planning to move...now the most difficult part...should i go for it? If i quit this job i have now, i know i won't have another chance in here...i'm kind of terrified...any advise?...please?
    Mercury90 Mercury90 22-25, F 3 Responses Feb 2

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    My last days in town.

    ..and then i'm moving, starting new job...scared to death
    Mercury90 Mercury90 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 13

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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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    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 23 Responses Dec 31, 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 8 Responses Mar 5, 2014

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    I have a lovely little superpower I like to

    call "ghost mode". (I'm sure, I share that one with a lot of introverts.) That's when I go invisible in a group of people by not speaking too much and deliberately keeping myself on the outskirts of their socializing. Listening. I record almost every detail... What they look...
    Sorfarina Sorfarina 26-30, F 7 Responses Jul 9, 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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    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 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 17 Responses Apr 9, 2014

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    I recently came across these emoticons

    for introverts but unfortunately they are not downloadable yet.
    wraithorn wraithorn 41-45, M 1 Response Feb 22