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I Am An Introvert

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    Seems I've only gone out with extrovert girls.

    Time to find an introvert match. Advice/thoughts from experience?
    seabreezn seabreezn 41-45, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Although often misunderstood,

    I enjoy being an introvert (most of the time). I missed homecoming to stay home and watch the film 'her', if you haven't seen it, I highly reccomend xD
    Samuelss17 Samuelss17 16-17 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    I told someone I was going abroad to introvertia

    for the weekend to get them to stop making plans and IT WORKED!!! Oh, people... Sometimes they're just too much.
    oaktheprof oaktheprof 16-17, M 1 Response 1 day 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 55 Responses May 4, 2009

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    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

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    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 6 days ago

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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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    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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    I've read The power of the introverts by Susan

    Cain. I'm shy and introverted and I learned how to be okay with that. Yup, I cancel plans to stay home; I rather be by myself than with a bunch of people who don't understand; I rather stay home and watch a movie than going out at night with my friends; I don't talk much so I...
    Cvttes Cvttes 16-17, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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

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    I used to label myself

    as shy because that's how society labeled me. I see now that I'm just happy being by myself at times. I used to think I was depressed because I didn't fit in with other people, being told I was stuck-up and snobby by my fiancee and a good friend didn't help. Its not that I don't...
    lavendershade lavendershade 31-35, F 1 Response 4 days 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

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    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

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    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

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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

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    i feel like i am caged inside a cage with no

    doors.. i want to live free , alone, far from society, with nobody but just me and my drawings. i do not want to survive, i want to live...
    Dobev Dobev 18-21, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    '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 a week ago

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    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 a week ago

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    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

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    I am definitely an introvert.

    I hate it sometimes because it makes social interaction so damn hard
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Introversion.... most misconstrue this

    as shy, anti social and sometimes a disorder when in fact it's not even close. It's more like an energy thing. You lose your energy the longer you stay around with a lot of people but you are at your best element when alone. Like me, I thrive when I am just surrounded with my...
    CantankerousBabe CantankerousBabe 26-30, F 6 Responses 4 days ago

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    I'm a classic introvert.

    In only have one friend and even we need space
    nmspriggs nmspriggs 22-25, F 3 Responses Oct 22

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    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 Oct 20

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    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

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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 22-25, M 19 Responses Apr 5

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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

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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 34 Responses May 31, 2013

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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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    we all want to be alone not

    until we are miserable.
    mstud17 mstud17 22-25, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    theanja1 theanja1 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 27

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    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

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    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 Oct 19

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    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

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    I'll probably turn more

    and more reclusive as time goes on.
    dannyjc93 dannyjc93 18-21, M 3 Responses 4 days ago

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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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    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

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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 19 Responses Dec 6, 2013

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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 13 Responses Jun 29

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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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    My brother left a message inviting me to a

    public event. It's been days and I still haven't returned the call. My mind tells me to call back, but my body doesn't want to. I don't like phone calls. I feel like my peace is interrupted and I start to feel nervous or irritated. Calling people feels like wasted time, but I...
    goagainsttheflow goagainsttheflow 18-21, F 5 Responses 3 days ago

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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 6 Responses Jul 9

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    chernobylplayground chernobylplayground 70+ 2 Responses Oct 16

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    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

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    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

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    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 Oct 18

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    I don't mind team work,

    bur I'm usually the quiet one of the group who prefers to just do the work instead of discussing things with my teammates. I'm glad that they try to include me in the discussion, but I think they they think I feel outcasted or ignored. No, I am trying to blend into the...
    goagainsttheflow goagainsttheflow 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    samemay54 samemay54 41-45, F 1 Response Oct 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 10 Responses Mar 5

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    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 a week ago

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    Often misunderstood and misjudged

    and it's fine with me. The thing about introverts, is once they feel comfortable with you, they can be the most caring, exciting, creative, intelligent, beautiful people to know. I'm not aloof, but if you think I am, it's ok, if I don't like you. If I do, I'll share who I am...
    liberty2 liberty2 46-50, F 2 Responses Oct 13

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