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I Am An Introvert

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    Since when I was a lad,

    a girl use to beat my meat and now instead I have to be the one. I am growing old and my **** needs to talk more with people. How can I make my **** socialize with other people? Help would be nice. :)
    codguy12 codguy12 18-21, M Mar 11

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    Even though I prefer spending more time alone,

    it feels better when I do it after spending some time out with people. Because that's when you truly crave for that alone time. Otherwise, it just gets too familiar and boring. And it's hard to keep that balance no matter how hard you try lol.
    W1LDF1RE W1LDF1RE 22-25, M 2 Responses Mar 13

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    Introverts are more concerned with the inner

    world of the mind. They enjoy thinking, exploring their thoughts and feelings. They often avoid social situations because being around people drains their energy. This is true even if they have good social skills. After being with people for any length of time, such as at a...
    JustNyx JustNyx 36-40, F 13 Responses Jan 22

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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 20 Responses Dec 6, 2013

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    I have a low social battery

    that needs recharged often, probably from being around idiots all day... So I need to be left alone and I will only make exceptions for my daughter or husband. Otherwise I will release wrath. I also think introverts are way more intelligent because we are capable of thinking for...
    Retro5NAF Retro5NAF 26-30, F 3 Responses Mar 17

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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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    An interesting article.

    .. http://higherperspective.com/2015/01/introverts.html?utm_source=cleo&ts_pid=2
    Cherbelle Cherbelle 41-45, F Mar 17

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    Personality Disorder?

    ! Looking at how EP has categorized my stories, I saw that I had four stories under "Personality Disorder" so I checked which ones they were. They were all my stories in this group, I Am An Introvert. I really don't see the "authenticity, support, and respect" in that.
    FeelingOrange FeelingOrange 46-50, F 1 Response Mar 19

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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 17 Responses May 29, 2013

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    I feel tired just thinking about how I have to

    deal with people tomorrow. I just want to get through the day and go home.
    swimswithcrocs swimswithcrocs 18-21, F Mar 19

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    I sometimes like being alone,

    most of the time and sometimes I don't. I don't like taking part of a conversation with a group of people. I really hate group projects, I do things better when I'm alone. I feel uncomfortable in crowded places. But that's just my social anxiety. I do like being in a group of...
    yukishiro yukishiro 16-17, F 6 Responses 3 days ago

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    Actually, I'm just beginning to understand

    why I am, the way I am. I require so much private time. And I don't mean for a few hours a day. But, sometimes a few days at a time. However, this has not helped my marriage. I might be better off by myself, after all.
    elasabak elasabak 56-60, F 2 Responses Mar 16

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    People are exhausting.

    Don't be offended because I need my space sometimes.
    Arija18 Arija18 22-25, F 6 Responses Jan 16

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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 16 Responses Jun 29, 2014

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    If you spend time on your own you have no drama

    to deal with it's a win-win situation !! No gossip no fights just Netflix and chilling 😊
    shiv1992 shiv1992 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 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 16 Responses May 3, 2014

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    "Introvert create their energy self.

    Introvert too get lonely. Thats true. On-one can live alone in this universe." -Self Introvert experience
    nreal nreal 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 13

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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 9 Responses Mar 5, 2014

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    I like being alone, thinking about just life in

    general. I love nature, I can be alone with nature without a care in the world. I find prolonged social gatherings a chore. I enjoy being with people I love, but gatherings with loads of awkward conversations are just not my thing. I am a quiet person in general, but that's...
    lilgracie5 lilgracie5 26-30, F 5 Responses Mar 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 prefer listening to talking.

    And only few people understand this.
    susiede susiede 18-21, F 13 Responses Mar 8

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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 32 Responses May 31, 2013

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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 45 Responses Mar 30, 2012

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    It started when I reached puberty.

    . Crowd started causing me headaches, talkative individuals are annoying, too much n too loud laughter is irritating.. In my family only my brother and I are introverts.. We are very selective when it comes to people.. Certain people could laugh their arses off on anything, it...
    FaitAccomp1i FaitAccomp1i 70+, M Mar 10

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    People often say that I'm shy

    but really, being in crowded places just makes me uncomfortable. I don't like talking to people I'm not familiar with but I talk a lot when I'm with my friends. My family says that I should go and suck it up and just deal with people and have a social life. But naah, I'm happier...
    ThinaElise ThinaElise 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 10

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    My boss told me not to be shy.

    ..to talk to people, ask questions... I swear i'm trying...
    Mercury90 Mercury90 22-25, F 5 Responses Mar 14

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    I hate that as an introvert I am always tapped

    into other's emotions, but the same respect isn't given in return. I wish more people would realize that it's not about not wanting to be around people, but it's in fact debilitating to do so.
    mizztouchdown487 mizztouchdown487 22-25, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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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 18 Responses Apr 5, 2014

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    "Being alone is not a problem

    but on should have ability to interact with other people when necessary." - Experts discussion
    nreal nreal 22-25, M Mar 17

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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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    There are times, I want to be alone.

    There are times, I don't. Just allow me to have both...
    NaomiSoulJourney NaomiSoulJourney 31-35, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I'm not very good at making friends

    because I never know what to say to people ( I mean small talk, where do you even start?) So I always end up making friends with super talkative people, then I just hate the friendship later because they never let me talk! How messed up is that?
    ljhenry ljhenry 16-17, F 3 Responses Mar 10

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    I push people away because I like to be alone,

    but I end up feeling lonely and want people in my life.
    lukeskywalker89 lukeskywalker89 22-25, M 13 Responses Nov 14, 2014

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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, 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 18 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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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...
    mystiquebeauty mystiquebeauty 18-21, F 8 Responses Jul 11, 2014

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    not sure. i mean, dont get me wrong,

    large crowds, loud chattering and taking behind peoples back are just the tip of the reasons of how most introverts ... think, i guess. but, i also enjoy laughing with my group of buddies, i enjoy talking to them, laughing, doing dumb **** in thr hallways. does that want make...
    BlackSilence BlackSilence 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 10

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    People exhaust me. Social events drain the life

    and energy from every reserve I have. I am most definitely looked down apon because I have ONE close friend and no others. We prize people for being social, talkative, extroverts, and those who do not act that way automatically don't fit in.
    Annaelaine Annaelaine 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 14

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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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    demonart demonart 13-15, F 6 Responses Jan 30

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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 23 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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    I call myself a mild introvert.

    I tend to be introverted, but I do have extroverted moments here and there. I'm also pretty awkward in large social gatherings, I prefer my own company and often feel like running away and hiding.
    AngelicDarkness AngelicDarkness 18-21, F 2 Responses a week 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 8 Responses Jan 16

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    Just because someone is introverted doesn't

    mean he doesn't like company. Interaction is just expensive to introverts, and they don't want to spend it on something annoying or wasteful. They won't spend their precious energy on someone who doesn't want them around. If an introvert knows that you are friendly and open to...
    stiltcourt stiltcourt 41-45, F 26 Responses Mar 4

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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 conversations go with me: *smiles* *nods

    my head* *laughs* occasionally I'll throw in a "yeah" until I can get through the convo.
    hamz11 hamz11 18-21, F 11 Responses Jan 16

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    froomi froomi 22-25, M 1 Response