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I Am An Introvert

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    Does anyone else feels

    that there is no longer a place for introverts in society????
    Anny1222 Anny1222 18-21, F 5 Responses Apr 7

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    There Is Nothing Wrong With Being An Introvert

    So many extroverts I have known and worked with consider introversion a character flaw - something to be overcome by reading self-help books or attending scripted business seminars on how to be loud and obnoxious and always get your way.  Perhaps because they are...
    thetortoise thetortoise 31-35, M 7 Responses Mar 29, 2010

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    I was really just planning to stay home

    and watch American Horror but I went out to party with friends. And didn't have fun though. Just got home now and finally, downloading is finished. So now laying in my bed playing the next episode of American Horror Story. Ahh I missed my bed feels so good. Should've stayed tho...
    iamcharly iamcharly 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 11

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    Usually my comments on introversion are

    negative from being an introvert in an extrovert world but i had a positive experience today. A coworker and i got into a good conversation on introverts. I won't go into too much detail but it was nice to have a sympathetic ear, so i was able to unload a lot of stress about...
    stryk stryk 31-35, M 2 Responses Apr 11

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    I am an not an introvert by choice.

    It's because of the environment I was brought up in. I find it hard to express my feelings to anyone including my mom. I try to show that I don't care but within I have become so sensitive that I cannot take criticism or any negative comment on me. It bothers me so much that...
    Rae06 Rae06 22-25, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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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...
    thelonewood thelonewood 26-30 13 Responses Jan 26, 2012

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    I am a cashier. I got my annual review at work

    yesterday and I was told I have to be friendly and smile more for my customers. I do plenty of that, it's just that because I'm so quiet, I only greet, ask how they are, and make sure they found everything ok. Then I tell them to have a nice day, all with a smile and positive...
    goagainsttheflow goagainsttheflow 18-21, F 6 Responses Apr 6

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    I can often play the role of being friendly

    and extroverted...but I am truly introverted. I get tired after being surrounded by exchanges of small talk between various people and myself. I do like to socialize, but only with those closest to me because we get down to the real issues and don't have to impress anyone. When...
    misscoffee misscoffee 22-25, F 3 Responses Apr 9

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    I am an introvert, and my family doesn't

    understand at all. Even my few close friends don't really understand. I love my family, and enjoy my friends' company immeasurably. I'm fine being in crowds or public places for short times, but I can't handle interaction with strangers in that kind of environment. Even in less...
    AntiMonitor AntiMonitor 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 27

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    I thought as I got older things would change.

    Wrong. Things got worse. Social environments still make me anxious. Unfortunately, I don't relate to most people, especially men, and people are just too damned judgmental. To be perfectly honest, it has not been fun being a societal outcast, though I am a very good guy...
    Shymeee Shymeee 51-55, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    MissMisunderstood1 MissMisunderstood1 16-17, F 5 Responses Mar 28

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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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    Many people would think

    that librarian is a great job for an introvert. Maybe fifty years ago, or maybe if you worked in a particular kind of library. I work in a branch of a large public library. First, we are de facto security guards in the modern library environment that encourages teenagers to...
    bewareofpity bewareofpity 31-35, M 3 Responses Apr 6

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    There are way too many people in this group!

    !!!!!! I'm gotta get out of here!!!! It's too crowded and noisy. !!!!!!!
    1490wayb 1490wayb 46-50, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    People drain introverts.

    This is one main truth. Doesn't mean I'm shy! Far from it. However most introverts have a personal downtime equation. Mine: One night out with friends = a solid month of me time. Daily job (super high energy disgustingly friendly high tech environment) = most weekends home...
    mimet mimet 36-40, F 3 Responses Dec 11, 2013

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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...
    FloridaBeachMan FloridaBeachMan 51-55, M 24 Responses Jun 15, 2013

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    how am i a hair dresser.

    .. thats like the most social job ever.. i am a very very quite person. i'm not shy, just quite. i enjoy listening more than talking. sometimes people don't think i'm paying attention when i don't talk but in actuality i am just enjoying listening to them so i always have to give...
    enemyinthemirror enemyinthemirror 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 5

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    I always think that I'm a selfish person.

    I've realized that I'm an introvert and a Highly Sensitive Person. I feel so small around the crowds and it makes me exhausted to talk in front of many people. It's like they stare at me and think that I'm so weird or so bad and I've made many failure. I want people to...
    AkaruiEcho AkaruiEcho 18-21 2 Responses Apr 13

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    I'm really shy and don't open up easily to

    others. It takes a long time for me to get comfortable and trust people. I feel really insecure about myself even though I absolutely have no reason to. Nobody knows this side of me because I'm too used to hiding my feelings.
    Iamlouis Iamlouis 22-25, F 9 Responses 3 days ago

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    shy and introvert here.

    sucks to be me lol
    mstud17 mstud17 22-25, F 3 Responses Apr 11

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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 6 Responses Feb 16, 2013

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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 18 Responses Apr 9

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    I wrote one story describing myself,

    and it's been nearly a year since. This is some kind of, but not only, an update as well as an add-on to the previous one, to which I adhere my recent experiences as an Introvert. As a highly philosophical mind, my loneliness sometimes screams for my sound judgement to be...
    basicallydifferent basicallydifferent 16-17, M 2 Responses Apr 13

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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 30 Responses May 31, 2013

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    I remember my co-worker asking me "why aren't

    you talking?" My response was like "I don't actually have anything to say" and little did she know that I'm on the introvert side of the wall...
    nyliemax nyliemax 18-21 7 Responses Apr 9

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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 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 6 Responses Jan 3

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    I like spending time alone reading

    and writing. Often I am drained of energy when I spend time with other people and it gets worse the more people there is and I say less the more people there are. I am a deep thinker. Often I am too busy thinking about things to say much to anyone. I don't know what to say...
    Franurtle Franurtle 26-30, M 4 Responses Apr 3

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    It sucks when you are applying

    for a school and it requires a history of social activities.I hate that I am expected to socialize in order to be successful because the majority is socializing.Just because I dislike talking,suddenly I am labelled "incapable of being successful" because talking is what most...
    bakonet bakonet 16-17, F 6 Responses Mar 21

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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 16 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 18 Responses Jul 20, 2012

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    I could never hide my introversion.

    Since I was a child, I was quiet in kindergarden, school, were ever there was more that 2 people I didn't know. I also liked to be calm and quiet, but no one else liked it. The famous question: 'Why are you never talking' went on my nerves each time. Especially because I felt...
    AdorableStargazer AdorableStargazer 22-25 5 Responses Mar 27

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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 7 Responses Nov 16, 2013

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    It has gotten so quiet

    now that the music has stopped. Honestly, the silence is deafening. I should know by now that when a love relationship ends it's a rocky road. But, fool or romantic, I kept trying and hoping. Seems like its all been a game of musical chairs. Can't control the music or someone...
    HeartatSea HeartatSea 46-50, M 3 Responses Apr 9

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    I don't have any friends

    and it's difficult sometimes when I realize that fact. For a while I tried to figure out why I lost my friends and why I couldn't make new ones. I realized only recently that I was doing it on purpose, losing my friends, I mean. Spending time with and conversing with my...
    amolie amolie 26-30, F 7 Responses Dec 2, 2013

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    I remember when I was in high school a few

    years ago. During my senior year I had to write several essays and I always hated it when I had to use the computer lab because someone would always sit next to me eventually to use a computer. One morning before first class, I had a brilliant idea (at least to me)! I took out a...
    goagainsttheflow goagainsttheflow 18-21, F 3 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    The Fake Laugh

    ok, iv'e just pin pointed what irks me the most. now i enjoy a good yarn,joke,story etc etc but when somebody i don't really care for or like or simply just don't know is trying to tell a funny story to a group of people,  you all know the type, that person who just has to...
    TheOneyouwerewarnedabout TheOneyouwerewarnedabout 70+ 8 Responses Oct 25, 2011

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    I'm not sure if I should feel offended about

    this or not... A couple weeks ago, I tried to explain to my grandmother that meeting new people is hard because I'm so introverted at times. I don't want to go place and be outgoing and meet a million friends. And even if I wanted to, it's not that easy. It's just hard. And so...
    yourguardianangel9613 yourguardianangel9613 16-17, F 5 Responses 3 days ago

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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 16-17, F 38 Responses Mar 4

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    Being an introvert has its own little perks,

    but those perks only ease the pain for so long. Being drained from being in social crowds isn't a good feeling at all because it makes me feel shut off from the world and the people in it. I just don't feel like I have the time or the patience to interact with people. Even when...
    KeithPrice94 KeithPrice94 18-21, M 4 days ago

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    I am an Introvert in a place I do not call my

    home. I find myself recently single. Too much going on in my head, not eating not sleeping. I dislike the inside of my house at the moment, but must make it work. I'll find a book to read.
    soleless soleless 41-45, F 1 Response Apr 11

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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

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    I’m definitely an introvert

    and I prefer it that way. I don’t feel the need to go out, 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...
    TheGreatLeveler TheGreatLeveler 22-25, M 13 Responses Apr 5

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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 70+ 37 Responses Mar 30, 2012

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    An Introvert

    Its tough at times to be an introvert. We are out numbered & easily misunderstood because we prefer to think, dream, absorb & listen rather than verbalise about something that seems trivial to us....we are deep & appreciate what life is really all about.
    seabreezn seabreezn 41-45, M 4 Responses Dec 4, 2013

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    The word "introvert" is very distinct from

    imprecise terms like "shy" or "quiet" as it has a clear definition. An introvert is someone who is drained by socialization and prefers to be alone by his/her own volition. So it's like being alone without feeling lonely. I think that's cool.
    LordSphinx LordSphinx 13-15 Mar 31

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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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    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 54 Responses May 4, 2009

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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 22-25, F 20 Responses Dec 6, 2013

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    I hate teacher's who ignore introverts during

    class. Even if I participate I rarely get picked. I hate those complementing extrovert-ish students sucking up to teachers and teachers favouring them... I hate school...
    solitudecloud solitudecloud 16-17, F 6 Responses Apr 9

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    I'm a quiet person. I don't talk

    unless I have something to say. I need a reason to interact. Also when I get comfortable talking to you, then I will talk more and tease. I value the few friends I have. I don't like going out in public and be there for a long time. I like staying indoors using my computer or...
    smr25 smr25 18-21, F 8 Responses Jan 3

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    I very much like being an introvert

    and I hate when people assume I want to be "brought out of my shell". I personally really enjoy complete solitude and serenity. I have to have a very strong connection or bond with someone to completely love or want their company. I don't care for confrontation and will only...
    fairytalesandspiderwebs fairytalesandspiderwebs 18-21, F 7 Responses Feb 26

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    I'm so introverted that

    when I eat in my car in the parking lot before work, I park far a way from all the other cars. When someone parks next to me, I put the key in the ignition and park even further away. Usually I would eat at home, but I don't always have that option. I like people and all, but...
    goagainsttheflow goagainsttheflow 18-21, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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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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    Don't misunderstand me.

    I don't hate you nor I'm a loner. You won't understand me unless you're also an introvert. I don't want to be alone but that makes me happy and comfortable. I'm contented sitting at the back of the classroom with no one speaking to me and everyone's having fun with their friends...
    fajardonickole fajardonickole 13-15, F 3 Responses Apr 9

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    Introverts All Over The World - This One Is From England.

    Being younger does have an effect on the fact that actually most of the times you would not socialise, as others perceive you as different; but i have no problem with that. Well, most of the times I tend to keep quiet and observe, however at others where I can relate...
    basicallydifferent basicallydifferent 16-17, M 7 Responses Jul 17, 2013

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