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I Am An Introvert

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    I prefer listening to talking.

    And only few people understand this.
    susiede susiede 18-21, F 8 Responses Mar 8, 2015

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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 21 Responses Apr 18, 2015

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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 6 Responses Mar 5, 2014

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    I like to be alone, people can be

    so nice and a few let all the others down. I think for myself it's better to avoid people. I find life less stressful and less annoying on my own. Play xbox, go running, do some gardening and cooking- It's better to be introverted because we are less needy.
    StephenJohnson96 StephenJohnson96 18-21, M 2 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    I like to go outside

    and play and have fun and chat and play sports and ride bikes and socialize and hang out and party and go to the movies
    SuspiciousCerealGuy SuspiciousCerealGuy 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 25

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    INTROVERTS UNITE!!!!!

    separately in your own homes.....
    evienneOwnedByMasterBlaise evienneOwnedByMasterBlaise 41-45, F 13 Responses Aug 4, 2015

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    For my fellow introverts,

    I suggest you read Susan Cain's book Quiet. I'm usually not into self-help books but this one seemed quite different.
    hmmyz hmmyz 22-25, M 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    RainbowCrayon666 RainbowCrayon666 16-17, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I want someone to be alone with.

    I know that doesn't sound like it makes sense, but that's the only way I can describe it. Most people are basically just acquaintances to me. I have people I'm close with, but I only seem to ever have one really good friend at a time that I talk to regularly. One of which lives...
    OrganicMachina OrganicMachina 31-35, M Jan 26

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    I just realized something about social media.

    I would never approach a woman on facebook. Unless we knew each other really well, I would never randomly text her. I have crushes on Twitter. These women are interesting for different reasons. Beauty. Funny. Smart. (or a combination) I would never approach a woman on Twitter...
    KindHeartedGuy KindHeartedGuy 41-45, M 5 Responses Jan 30

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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 have always Got attracted to Extrovert Men ,

    I don't know why In my relations , I have faced problems also Being with an Extrovert Person ... I never understood this though , Why I have always got Attracted towards an Extrovert
    Amnik Amnik 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 25

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    My son is an introvert

    but my daughter is an extrovert and sometimes we clash because of it. She can get quite loud and overly chatty. I adore her, but sometimes I need a break from her excessive energy. I hope she knows that it's not because I don't love her.
    Kate2point0 Kate2point0 36-40, F 2 Responses Jan 26

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    I really wish that I could reach out

    and make more friends, but my social anxiety makes it crippling to try both online and in RL. It hurts being this lonely and having your mind make yourself believe that it you're unlikable no matter what you do or say.
    twistedfayt twistedfayt 22-25, F 9 Responses Jan 18

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    People think all kinds of bad things about

    introverts - we're snobby, we're stuck up we don't have enough fun but I gotta tell ya - I find outgoing chatty types down right loud and annoying at times - especially when they don't know when to stop. There's benefits on both sides of the spectrum .
    Merrmaid Merrmaid 36-40, F 7 Responses Jan 23

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    I hate being this sometimes.

    It causes me to never make long term friendships. Once I let someone get close I fall back....I drop communication and I let them go completely. I mean I cherish our time together but I fear letting them in. So I let them go. :/ (my backward ways)
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Jan 30

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    The lunch room. Now that I'm in school again,

    I have to deal with this horrible place on a regular basis. All I want is to quietly sit by myself and enjoy my food in peace. Sometimes I'm lucky enough to get this; most of the time everyone from my class decides to sit around me. I don't even speak much in class, so I know...
    AmayaTsuki AmayaTsuki 26-30, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    It's funny to me how extroverts seem to think

    there's something wrong with being introverted. Today I had a girl in my class comment on how it was strange that I never spoke. I replied that it's not that I don't speak ever, I just don't feel the need to speak all the time. I only speak when spoken to or when I have...
    AmayaTsuki AmayaTsuki 26-30, F 16 Responses Nov 2, 2015

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    I can't decide if it's really an introvert

    thing but, recently i can't be comfortable being close to anyone. it might be the bad date but sharing a bed with my best friend going to the movies with My ex the last month it makes me bristle and not want the closeness. I wonder why and what it is with closeness im so against...
    Tazz05 Tazz05 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 27

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    "Highly sensitive (introverted) people process

    their environments - both physical and emotional - unusually deeply. They tend to notice subtleties that others miss - another person's shift in mood, or a light bulb burning a touch too brightly." - Susan Cain
    enigmaticflower enigmaticflower 18-21, F 4 Responses Nov 12, 2015

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    XxLoveInTheDarkxX XxLoveInTheDarkxX 18-21 6 Responses Nov 26, 2015

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    Dandelionlove Dandelionlove 22-25, F 18 Responses Jun 25, 2015

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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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    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 45 Responses Mar 4, 2014

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    I'd rather listen than talk,

    follow rather than lead, stay at home rather than go to a loud party.
    NanamiMomozono NanamiMomozono 22-25, F 12 Responses Nov 23, 2015

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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 21 Responses Mar 28, 2015

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    So, I have this one friend

    that I enjoy being with quite often because she can just sit around with me all day and not do anything or pressure me to do anything at all...but then she leaves and I am just get soooo exhausted! Like, I don't even realize how tiring it is being with her sometimes even when we...
    AprilRobertaLudgate AprilRobertaLudgate 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    I just realized that I live in my own

    'wonderland' (inside my thought) and that I don't know what to converse with people outside my wonderland. I just realized that it's harder for me to convey my likes, my thought, my story when I am face-to-face even with someone close, especially when that friend is totally...
    rainyrainsky rainyrainsky 26-30, F 6 Responses 6 days ago

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    Oh how I wish people would understand what it's

    like! I enjoy observing, listening to conversations, being the wallflower. I have no problem not being in the conversation, I'd rather listen than join in. People think Im antisocial, or that Im feeling excluded so they ask me what's wrong or why aren't I joining in. 95% of the...
    SimplyEm SimplyEm 22-25, F 7 Responses 4 days ago

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    I am the youngest childrens of my family of 10.

    I have to struggle to cope with this big family as I am an introvert. I always need a quiet room or at least a cushions with a book to take a break from 'people'. who else face this struggle. share with me. I want to know more of how to live better with a big family. tell...
    iChange iChange 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 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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    Ok I threw a virtual party yesterday

    and everything went great "yay!" But today I'm going to an actual party. I hate parties. So I'm just going to step off a cliff. I will post another experience on how it went.
    sassycookie sassycookie 18-21, F 7 Responses Jul 18, 2015

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    morph4me morph4me 61-65, M 3 Responses 23 hrs ago

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    Anybody want a meaningful talk on any aspect

    (positive) , then just say hi!
    thefriendofurs thefriendofurs 16-17, M 1 Response Jan 20

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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 7 Responses Jul 11, 2014

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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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    It is my birthday today.

    And the only people to wish me are my parents, my sister and couple of cousins. And I actually enjoy that no one is wishing me :)
    IndieTechGuy IndieTechGuy 26-30, M 25 Responses a week 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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    I can be antisocial at times

    and just want a break. It could take me two or three days after a night out to want to do anything else again with friends. I amn't addicted to my phone, I can get sick of texting. It takes a while for me to really feel comfortable with someone. That's probably bad
    imme163 imme163 13-15, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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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 hardest thing about college is all the

    people. I am honestly okay being around people, I enjoy it sometimes. However, I do not like to TALK with them...most often. Anyways, it seems that no matter what class I am in, there is always one person who decides to talk to me and sit next to me EVERY CLASS PERIOD. And I don...
    AprilRobertaLudgate AprilRobertaLudgate 18-21, F 6 Responses a week 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...
    AlexGabriel AlexGabriel 22-25, M 7 Responses Jun 26, 2014

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    How to kill a introvert?

    Put a stranger in their kitchen they will starve before they go in thereXD I can laugh at this because I am one.
    beautifullybroken29 beautifullybroken29 26-30, F 16 Responses Dec 9, 2015

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    I love Having my own Time ,

    I like to Enjoy my life too .. Company of 2-3 people is Fine with Me.. Sometimes I feel , I have faced a Lot of things because of my Introvert side
    Amnik Amnik 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 25

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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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