Post
Experience Project iOS Android Apps | Download EP for your Mobile Device

I Am An Introvert

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 10,541 People

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    http://laughingsquid.

    com/how-to-live-with-introverts/ I guess this graphic Guide to Introverts has been doing the rounds in social media, but if you haven't seen it, it's worth a look. I particularly liked the extrovert trying to get at the introvert; I could relate to that so well.
    koalaguy koalaguy 46-50, M 3 Responses Oct 14

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I am currently dating a good looking guy

    that treats me like absolute gold , but it's TOO much. When I'm with him he does not stop looking at me and kissing on me and I can't take it . I need my space , or else I get soooo turned off and withdrawal and seem like a weirdo. I get so awkward and just wanna go home and be...
    leaom22 leaom22 22-25, F 6 Responses 6 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Yes I Am! Being an introvert doesn't mean

    that I'm depressed, anti-social or lonely, in fact being an introvert allows me to express my creativity and do the things I love the most. I'm a married woman and I am happy. A happy loner. A happy introvert.P.S.This is our song. :) 
    iAmARagdoll iAmARagdoll 31-35, F 2 Responses Oct 9

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I am an introvert and I love myself

    that way. This mean that a big amount of people and parties drain me out, so yea I better select drinking wine with myself or my small amount of friends. Cause lets be honest there cant be any big amount of friends . I do like reading books, visiting galleries, museums and if...
    Serpensss Serpensss 22-25, F 5 Responses Jan 3

    Your Response

    Cancel

    From the time we start school,

    and even before, we are made painfully aware that being outgoing is prized and being introverted is somehow the inferior, even shameful, opposite. Our schools and workplaces are designed for (and dazzled by) extroverts and their need for attention and stimulation. Group work...
    bast1 bast1 56-60, F 11 Responses Jul 18

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Introverts are sometimes labeled

    as anti-social and aloof. I was saddled with this as a young person. The truth was that I was shy and quiet. Nothing wrong with that. As I got older my shyness is much less. I'm still quiet but can hold my own in a conversation. I have some great friends and enjoy being with...
    Gennee Gennee 61-65, T 1 Response Oct 15

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I'm a classic introvert.

    In only have one friend and even we need space
    nmspriggs nmspriggs 22-25, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel

    As soon as the word's "So,

    tell me about yourself?" are uttered, I immediately freeze. Nobody really knows anything about me, they just think they do. If they presume something about me, I never correct them, because that way they think they have the answer to their question, but in reality they know...
    StuckInMyD4yDream StuckInMyD4yDream 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Like any other introvert i just love the

    internet... It's so comforting to talk to people seperated by miles of electronic distance. It's not like i hate people or anything... ok , i do hate some people...but there are so many others whom i really really admire. Funny thing is, I hardly interact with any of the people...
    blasphemy666 blasphemy666 22-25, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel

    It's True ...

    Being around others is so draining . Not because of their personalities ... I just feel so much better and happier by myself . Even in groups , I find a way to get lost in my mind . I find myself ignoring calls from friends and sometimes lying to others saying I'm busy just to...
    IronicAppeal IronicAppeal 18-21, F 5 Responses Oct 27, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I am comfortable being an introvert

    but most of the time my social anxiety and confidence issues define my being an introvert.
    migs1910 migs1910 26-30, M 2 Responses Oct 9

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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 22-25, M 19 Responses Apr 5

    Your Response

    Cancel

    This is a copy of an article written by Diane

    Cameron in the Christian Science Monitor on Jan 2nd 2008. She said everything that I want to say about being an Introvert quite perfectly. I have photocopied this and have it displayed in my kitchen so people can see it. Here it is : "Ahh; January 2nd. The day that introverts...
    wraithorn wraithorn 41-45, M 4 Responses Dec 13, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I'm gonna try and make a YouTube channel I

    tried a few times and failed but I really wanna try and get this done maybe it could help with me being so shy and not be so much of an introvert.
    lostdream4 lostdream4 18-21, M 2 Responses a week ago

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Me: I'm not going to tell you about all my

    feelings ever so why Mr. extrovert must you tell me all of yours when we just met. *runs away*
    livefreensing livefreensing 18-21, F Oct 16

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Been in holiday for a week

    and right now I am so tired. Too much time spend with too many humans D: can't wait to be back home, curled up in bed with my laptop without constant bickering in the background. I need me some silence.
    Chloeeee17 Chloeeee17 18-21, F 1 Response 16 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel

    People think I'm shy.

    ..I'm not and far from it. I keep to myself most of the time. I'm reserved and laid back. It takes a lot to open up to someone, not quick to call someone my friend. Prefer to be alone 75% of the time, that 25% of the time I can be very social (party, go out, mingle). People...
    alishawill alishawill 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 3

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Why Me?

    Why do I have to be so introverted? I wish I could change this about myself. I am so introverted that I don't hear people when they talk to me. I am so deep in thought all the time that I am unaware of my surroundings. Yeah it's normal to get that way sometimes when you have alot...
    vicarious1 vicarious1 36-40, F 26 Responses Jul 20, 2012

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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 6 Responses Jul 9

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I'm an introvert. So what?

    Leave me alone. ;)
    KatieTreat KatieTreat 51-55, T Oct 11

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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...
    AThousandThoughts AThousandThoughts 18-21, F 10 Responses Jul 11

    Your Response

    Cancel
    theanja1 theanja1 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 27

    Your Response

    Cancel
    chernobylplayground chernobylplayground 70+ 2 Responses Oct 16

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I know this is a bit,

    you know, but I feel like introverts are misunderstood by most people so I thought I'd post the top 10 myths about introverts. I'm a shy introvert btw. I got this list online so these are not my words Myth #1 – Introverts don’t like to talk. This is not true. Introverts...
    LFCno1 LFCno1 22-25, M 10 Responses Jul 15

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I honestly hate working in restaurants

    but it's the easiest place to get a job my age...
    FrostyMethod FrostyMethod 18-21, M 2 Responses Oct 3

    Your Response

    Cancel

    An interesting story with the best explanation

    of shy and introverted that I've ever heard. http://playfullytacky.com/2014/07/16/things-you-should-know-about-introverts/
    Cherbelle Cherbelle 41-45, F 1 Response Sep 28

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Top Ten Myths About Introverts

    I think this is pretty much spot on. From http://jerrybrito.org/post/6114304704/top-ten-myths-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...
    StarTaurus StarTaurus 36-40, M 5 Responses Feb 16, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel

    'Quiet' by Susan CainA Manifesto

    for Introverts1. There's a word for 'people who are in their heads much': thinkers.2. Solitude is a catalyst for innovation.3. The next generation of quiet kids can and must be raised to know their own strengths.4. Sometimes it helps to be a pretend extrovert. There will always...
    novembermountain novembermountain 41-45, F 5 Responses 1 day ago

    Your Response

    Cancel

    There are times where I just want to shut the

    world out, I just want to be alone and I honestly don't mind at all, I love my alone time. I retreat into my room, my sanctuary, my haven. I dive into my sheets & blankets with fabrics of soft fine linen & wool. I feel so relaxed and relieved from the stresses of the world...
    dannah777 dannah777 22-25, F 3 Responses Oct 8

    Your Response

    Cancel
    samemay54 samemay54 41-45, F 1 Response 6 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Why do people make fun of introverts?

    Just because we're "different"? I hear it everyday.. "I didn't know she can talk" "You need to talk more" "You're boring" "Yeah she's here but she never talks!" "You should be out there more" If only they knew the screaming going on inside my head. "Shut up!" Is all I think...
    ravenzewolf ravenzewolf 13-15, F 8 Responses Oct 6

    Your Response

    Cancel

    A Walking Paradox

    I, like many of you, don’t often see the need for talking. Most conversations are filled with trivial musings or gratuitous drama, and that gets exhausting pretty quickly. Also like many of you, my introversion has caused me a lot of angst. I often wondered what was wrong with...
    GiantKaiju GiantKaiju 22-25, M 3 Responses May 6, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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 40 Responses Mar 4

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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 70+ 38 Responses Mar 30, 2012

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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 10 Responses Mar 5

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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 19 Responses Dec 6, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I just realized by reading books over the past

    year and doing research on the internet that I am an introvert. I always thought that I was shy but consider myself to be a quiet person who does not like to talk all the time. People will say your so quiet "don't you have anything to say or are you mad." I don't feel...
    wisdom26 wisdom26 46-50, F 8 Responses Oct 11

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Definitely by choice.

    There used to be a time in my life when it wasn't though. Now, however, i an actually a very social and open person but I find all the energy invested into making more friends and keeping up with them is wasted. It is very exhausting to become a people person, you will have a...
    Offing Offing 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 8

    Your Response

    Cancel

    First off, I want to apologize

    for the length of this text. I'm a 23 year old mixed race, lesbian female who grew up in Singapore - which is known for being racially cliquish and conservative still, despite being one of the most modern cities in the world. Thus, growing up, I was practically a lost soul...
    lucidxacid lucidxacid 22-25, F 8 Responses Sep 27

    Your Response

    Cancel

    People Don'T Know It Because I Don'T Show It

    But I am most definitely an introvert. I learned early in life that the U.S. society doesn't value introverts, and so, by the time I was ten, I had decided to wear a mask around others. Then, if they didn't like me, it wasn't really me they disliked. That's a child's thinking...
    FlowersNButterflies FlowersNButterflies 51-55, F 20 Responses May 29, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Introvert (Poem)

    I am the shadow in the dark I am the ghost in the crowd I am the background in the story I am the wall at the party I am the silent night I am the shade at night I am the colorless white I am the shining light I am the puzzle to be solved I am the question to be asked Yet...
    kelseytoby kelseytoby 16-17 6 Responses Nov 16, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel

    My sisters wanted me

    and the kids to go to this fall festival today, so I grudgingly agreed, because I want to see my kids a good time, and I want to try and be apart of those times. This was NOT what I was expecting at all! It was in the parking lot of a tavern. I'm sorry, but you shouldn't be...
    ThistleAndWeeds ThistleAndWeeds 31-35, F 2 Responses Sep 28

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Seriously, my supervisor makes me feel 'this'

    small and stupid😶 just because i' quiet, doesn't mean i'm stupid...or maybe i am😒
    Mercury90 Mercury90 22-25, F 5 Responses Sep 29

    Your Response

    Cancel

    my little sister doesn't seem to realize

    that just because I'd rather stay home with a book most weekends rather than hang out with friends, doesn't mean I'm a "boring person" or that I don't like going places alone and I "complain about people being there" because I have social anxiety. It's very frustrating, and she...
    graveyardghosty graveyardghosty 18-21, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

    Your Response

    Cancel

    My manager recently got promoted

    so she moved to another department. We used to share offices and now that she's left I have my own office.. It's a nice big airy office.. So last week I had one of my colleagues pay me a visit in my office.. He asked if I was 'lonely' being in this big office all by myself.. My...
    maktub1 maktub1 26-30, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I am the shy girl, the quiet girl,

    the "why don't you ever talk?" girl... honestly I could live without people saying that, not to mention I've heard it a million times. I used to get bullied/harassed in high school for being quiet. I never thought I was quiet, but apparently I am....and it's totally weird...
    bohobridget bohobridget 22-25, F 8 Responses Apr 23

    Your Response

    Cancel