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I Am An Introvert

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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...
    TheOneyouwerewarnedabout TheOneyouwerewarnedabout 70+ 8 Responses Oct 25, 2011

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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...
    IronicAppeal IronicAppeal 18-21, F 5 Responses Oct 27, 2013

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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...
    wraithorn wraithorn 41-45, M 4 Responses Dec 13, 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...
    solitudecloud solitudecloud 16-17, F 6 Responses a week 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...
    Enthropy Enthropy 31-35, F 18 Responses Apr 9

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    Just talk to my parents about introverts snd extroverts.They are not even aware of the concept,my dad still thinks I'm some shy and timid girl who needs to open up and 'socialize...
    bakonet bakonet 16-17, F 11 Responses Mar 24

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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...
    kiansi kiansi 46-50, F 13 Responses Jul 25, 2012

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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...
    TheOneyouwerewarnedabout TheOneyouwerewarnedabout 70+ 37 Responses Mar 30, 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...
    tarara0414 tarara0414 16-17, F 37 Responses Mar 4

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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...
    fairytalesandspiderwebs fairytalesandspiderwebs 18-21, F 7 Responses Feb 26

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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...
    EvesHarvest EvesHarvest 51-55, F 54 Responses May 4, 2009

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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...
    bewareofpity bewareofpity 31-35, M 3 Responses Apr 6

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    I am often exhausted by interacting with people. Don't get me wrong, I love my friends. They bring an energy to my life that I feel is important. However, sometimes I feel drained...
    ifeelunreal ifeelunreal 22-25 3 Responses Mar 24

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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...
    nyliemax nyliemax 18-21 7 Responses Apr 9

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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...
    thetortoise thetortoise 31-35, M 7 Responses Mar 29, 2010

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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...
    fajardonickole fajardonickole 13-15, F 3 Responses a week ago

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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...
    kelseytoby kelseytoby 16-17 7 Responses Nov 16, 2013

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    I'm an introvert and I am okay with it.
    MissMisunderstood1 MissMisunderstood1 16-17, F 5 Responses Mar 28

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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...
    TheGreatLeveler TheGreatLeveler 22-25, M 12 Responses Apr 5

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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...
    Cleanandclear Cleanandclear 22-25, F 20 Responses Dec 6, 2013

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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...
    amolie amolie 26-30, F 7 Responses Dec 2, 2013

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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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    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...
    complicated complicated 36-40, F 41 Responses Aug 12, 2007

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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...
    mimet mimet 36-40, F 3 Responses Dec 11, 2013

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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...
    bakonet bakonet 16-17, F 6 Responses Mar 21

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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...
    basicallydifferent basicallydifferent 16-17, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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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...
    smr25 smr25 18-21, F 8 Responses Jan 3

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    I am not good with close gatherings and idle chit-chat. I hate that i live in the busy city of Exeter and at college it is a battle to find a seat, let alone a space just to stand...
    CharleighBrazil CharleighBrazil 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 24

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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...
    vicarious1 vicarious1 36-40, F 18 Responses Jul 20, 2012

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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...
    enemyinthemirror enemyinthemirror 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 5

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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...
    seabreezn seabreezn 41-45, M 4 Responses Dec 4, 2013

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    I love people but, like most introverts, I recharge my battery by being alone. When I feel depleted, I will stay at home for days until I feel renewed and then I have the energy to...
    Mattie1203 Mattie1203 41-45, F 4 Responses Mar 27

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    i am a quiet person who does not find it easy to talk to other people.
    BohemianRhapsody22 BohemianRhapsody22 22-25, F 4 Responses Mar 24

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

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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...
    venusdi venusdi 70+, F 8 Responses Mar 5

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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...
    StarTaurus StarTaurus 36-40, M 6 Responses Feb 16, 2013

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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...
    misscoffee misscoffee 22-25, F 3 Responses a week ago

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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...
    FlowersNButterflies FlowersNButterflies 51-55, F 15 Responses May 29, 2013

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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...
    qwertiepie qwertiepie 41-45, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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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...
    Franurtle Franurtle 26-30, M 4 Responses Apr 3

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    Just the regular kind of intro-v: too many people for too long of a time and I feel drained; like to spend time by myself a lot; social situations feel like more a chore than...
    Aldmeri Aldmeri 70+, M 3 Responses Mar 24

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    shy and introvert here. sucks to be me lol
    mstud17 mstud17 22-25, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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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...
    iamcharly iamcharly 22-25, F 1 Response 5 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...
    FloridaBeachMan FloridaBeachMan 51-55, M 24 Responses Jun 15, 2013

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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...
    AdorableStargazer AdorableStargazer 22-25 5 Responses Mar 27

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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...
    basicallydifferent basicallydifferent 16-17, M 7 Responses Jul 17, 2013

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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...
    anya1212 anya1212 26-30, F 31 Responses May 31, 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...
    LordSphinx LordSphinx 13-15 Mar 31

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    I always think that I'm so selfish. 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...
    AkaruiEcho AkaruiEcho 18-21 2 Responses 3 days ago

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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...
    goagainsttheflow goagainsttheflow 18-21, F 6 Responses Apr 6

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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...
    stryk stryk 31-35, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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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...
    AntiMonitor AntiMonitor 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 27

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