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I Am An Introvert

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    be proud of me, ep, I made a new friend irl.

    it's a mutual mom kind of thing but. we've only hung out once so far but it feels like I've known her for years already. Hooray for slightly extroverted friends.
    SammiSakura SammiSakura 13-15, F Aug 15

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    ........achky, puky, hot,

    no one to make it better just demanding kids. Augh!!! Roll out of bed take a shower refresh. I'll be fine let's play it again Sam.
    space4rent space4rent 36-40, F 2 days ago

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    I dislike the fact that a lot of people(most

    likely those of extroverted tendencies) get mad at us for being introverted. And then equating that to people who are "egotistical", "stuck-up", "obnoxious" etc. Anyone can be those unpleasant things. But when certain people get in their feelings about others not wanting to talk...
    OldSoulRedux OldSoulRedux 22-25, F 4 Responses 2 hrs 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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    like it's really really extreme lol.

    Friendships are hard as hell for me.
    Th3Ch3shir3Kat Th3Ch3shir3Kat 13-15, M Aug 14

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    I'm an introvert. I don't like crowds,

    I feel like everyone is judging me. I'd much rather be home with my daughter watching a movie than in a mosh pit or at a party.
    brunettemomof1 brunettemomof1 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    My extroverted best friend just doesn't

    understand that I'd rather spend some time alone than to hang out with his friends. Smh it's hard being an introvert.
    jimcrick jimcrick 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 15

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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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    There's nothing like an introvert party,

    cause an introvert party don't start.
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 4 Responses Apr 15

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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 lost all my friends.

    I don't go out. I don't return calls. I'm too picky about who is worth my time. So now when I'm down, I have no one to turn to. As much as I need and love my time alone, my introverted personality prohibits me from having even one true friend.
    tornadowinds tornadowinds 46-50, F 4 Responses Aug 18

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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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    I hate hanging out with large groups of people,

    and by large I mean three or more. I went out to dinner tonight with some coworkers, and as always happens in a group conversation, I zone out from time to time, stop paying attention. Then, out of the blue, somebody pipes in, "JJ, what do you think?" What do I think about...
    jimmyjohnjohn jimmyjohnjohn 26-30, M 5 Responses Aug 16

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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 17 Responses May 3, 2014

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    Thisbe Thisbe 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 12

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    People can be both an introvert

    and extrovert. It's a spectrum, and most people score somewhere in the middle. I am not one of those people: I am an introvert through and through. I love being alone, I actually prefer it. But sometimes it would be nice to talk with other introverts, or people who just 'get it...
    thereyouare thereyouare 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 17

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    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 shut up for days.Myth #2 : Introverts are shy.Shyness has nothing to do with being an...
    pinkstarburst pinkstarburst 41-45, F 10 Responses 1 day 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...
    firefliess firefliess 18-21, F 8 Responses Jul 11, 2014

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    Why go clubbing in a loud amd crowded place

    where you can't hear anyone speak, can't move and feel like youre drowning because there's no oxygen. Give me a movie, campfire, games or any other non-crowded activities and I'm there.
    DanaJuliana DanaJuliana 22-25, F 8 Responses Aug 15

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    I need to Learn how to say No.

    I need to Learn how to say No and not feel guilty for doing so. When do I get a choice in how I want to spend my time? When will what I am trying to do matter? When will my plans or goals be important? I feel like everyone else's plans for the day trump mine every time. I am...
    awhimandaprayer awhimandaprayer 31-35, F 6 Responses 6 days ago

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    My Personality Type would be INTP with

    Thinking-Dominant and Intuitive-Auxiliary, according to this nifty used book I picked up called "Do What You Are" by Paul D. Tieger and Barbara Barron-Tieger. So, yes, I am apparently an Introvert. Which, is OK, I suppose. It means my attention and activities are focused inward...
    Jugemu Jugemu 31-35, M 4 Responses a week ago

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    anyone else not a fan of Halloween night

    and the trick or treating especially?
    msjablon msjablon 36-40, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I'm extremely introverted.

    I'm an artist who works at home. I can stay inside for as long as a month. I've already done it. What's your longest time of staying inside of the house?
    damneat damneat 26-30, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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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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    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 41 Responses Mar 30, 2012

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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 31 Responses Jun 12

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    Sometimes I just want to go

    where all the missing socks go.
    JosephinaBallerina JosephinaBallerina 31-35, F 9 Responses Jul 13

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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 23 Responses Mar 28

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    INTROVERTS UNITE!!!!!

    separately in your own homes.....
    evienneOwnedByMasterBlaise evienneOwnedByMasterBlaise 41-45, F 15 Responses Aug 4

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    I think a lot of extroverts like to be out

    and with other people because it keeps them busy, and when they're busy, they do not have negative thoughts in their heads about everything that's wrong or missing in their lives. A few extroverts have even admitted this to me. Also, I've noticed how they behave when they're not...
    W1LDF1RE W1LDF1RE 22-25, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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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 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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    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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    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 7 Responses Mar 5, 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...
    anya1212 anya1212 26-30, F 33 Responses May 31, 2013

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    NatashaRose NatashaRose 18-21, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    Being an introvert is harder

    than you think. Today I was one the bus which a lot of students ride. They were jumping on seats and talking amongst each other. All I could sit there and think was. Why can't I openly express my thoughts without being terrified of what they might say to one another when I'm...
    PrettyInWhite PrettyInWhite 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 17

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    Don't get the wrong idea about me ignoring you

    when messaging (unless pervs) .It's just that I don't message ppl that often and I tend to message or respond whenever I feel like it. Socializing is not my strongest ability.
    Violetlolla2 Violetlolla2 13-15, F Aug 12

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    There comes a point when you are indifferent

    as to whether you live or die, you don't care about having friends, and you could happily live in the small room in your head. I store memories like files in my head, and every time I need to recall something I quickly gather all the files that are related to the topic and use...
    bloodandsoap bloodandsoap 22-25, F 4 Responses 2 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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    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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    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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    Almost any social interaction I have always

    ends awkwardly or with people thinking I'm stuck up. It's really frustrating because I'm not it's just really hard to have an ongoing conversation.
    varcx3 varcx3 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 15

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    I can't believe they say

    that being introvert is "cool". There are times when I tend to envy how extroverts can easily click with new faces whereas I have to endure several agonizingly awkward conversations before I start to loosen up. Seriously, I can attest to that. I was "standing alone at the...
    JustTheAverageJoe JustTheAverageJoe 13-15 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    Building walls round me not to let people in my

    life. As if I lived in a remote place, far from everyone, as if my world was separated from all people's. My world is my mind, my dreams, my ideas; limited yet indefinite.
    TheForgottenBloke TheForgottenBloke 18-21, M 4 Responses a week ago

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    Dandelionlove Dandelionlove 22-25, F 20 Responses Jun 25