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I Am An Introvert

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    I'd rather listen than talk,

    follow rather than lead, stay at home rather than go to a loud party.
    NanamiMomozono NanamiMomozono 22-25, F 12 Responses Nov 23, 2015

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    Hello you people. You know

    when you feel sooo tired after talking to people and similar? I think that mostly they're emotional vampires. They don't have their own energy,so they feed of ours. Because our energy is stronger. We let them unconsciously tho. I've encountered some guests at my grandmas. It...
    Lyra42 Lyra42 13-15, F 7 Responses 1 day ago

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    There's nothing like an introvert party,

    cause an introvert party don't start.
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Apr 15, 2015

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    I am the youngest childrens of my family of 10.

    I have to struggle to cope with this big family as I am an introvert. I always need a quiet room or at least a cushions with a book to take a break from 'people'. who else face this struggle. share with me. I want to know more of how to live better with a big family. tell...
    iChange iChange 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 6

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    It's funny to me how extroverts seem to think

    there's something wrong with being introverted. Today I had a girl in my class comment on how it was strange that I never spoke. I replied that it's not that I don't speak ever, I just don't feel the need to speak all the time. I only speak when spoken to or when I have...
    AmayaTsuki AmayaTsuki 26-30, F 16 Responses Nov 2, 2015

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    My brother keeps asking me to accompany him to

    places and then drink at night. Couldn't say no. Been like this for a week now. I just want to spend some time alone here at my house to read, run and workout. :(
    ObliviousSainte ObliviousSainte 36-40, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I was enjoying my lunch of sandwiches

    and reading my friends' posts here in a little corner of the workplace when from the corner of my eye, I espied a colleague walk by and looking in my direction. I groaned inside me when she came towards me and asked, 'Alone ah?' Before I could even swallow my bread and utter...
    novembermoon novembermoon 41-45, F 21 Responses Oct 22, 2015

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    INTROVERTS UNITE!!!!!

    separately in your own homes.....
    evienneOwnedByMasterBlaise evienneOwnedByMasterBlaise 41-45, F 13 Responses Aug 4, 2015

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    I had speech problems earlier in my childhood.

    I stuttered a lot growing up, until I was in elementary.When I was grade school, I still stuttered but, I just stop.I was quiet up to College.I never felt comfortable speaking to express myself I love to internalize my emotions for some strange reason.I had few friends and never...
    scaredtotalk41 scaredtotalk41 41-45, M 4 Responses Feb 2

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    I can be antisocial at times

    and just want a break. It could take me two or three days after a night out to want to do anything else again with friends. I amn't addicted to my phone, I can get sick of texting. It takes a while for me to really feel comfortable with someone. That's probably bad
    imme163 imme163 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 5

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    "Highly sensitive (introverted) people process

    their environments - both physical and emotional - unusually deeply. They tend to notice subtleties that others miss - another person's shift in mood, or a light bulb burning a touch too brightly." - Susan Cain
    enigmaticflower enigmaticflower 18-21, F 4 Responses Nov 12, 2015

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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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    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 42 Responses Mar 30, 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 56 Responses May 4, 2009

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    My son is an introvert

    but my daughter is an extrovert and sometimes we clash because of it. She can get quite loud and overly chatty. I adore her, but sometimes I need a break from her excessive energy. I hope she knows that it's not because I don't love her.
    Kate2point0 Kate2point0 36-40, F 2 Responses Jan 26

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    People think all kinds of bad things about

    introverts - we're snobby, we're stuck up we don't have enough fun but I gotta tell ya - I find outgoing chatty types down right loud and annoying at times - especially when they don't know when to stop. There's benefits on both sides of the spectrum .
    Merrmaid Merrmaid 36-40, F 7 Responses Jan 23

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    I just realized something about social media.

    I would never approach a woman on facebook. Unless we knew each other really well, I would never randomly text her. I have crushes on Twitter. These women are interesting for different reasons. Beauty. Funny. Smart. (or a combination) I would never approach a woman on Twitter...
    KindHeartedGuy KindHeartedGuy 41-45, M 5 Responses Jan 30

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    So, I have this one friend

    that I enjoy being with quite often because she can just sit around with me all day and not do anything or pressure me to do anything at all...but then she leaves and I am just get soooo exhausted! Like, I don't even realize how tiring it is being with her sometimes even when we...
    AprilRobertaLudgate AprilRobertaLudgate 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    Today I found a list of "top 100 introvert

    quotes" while looking around online, I think they were really good there were some that hit it right on the head. My favorites were: "Introverts crave meaning so party chitchat feels like sandpaper to our psyche.” ~ Diane Cameron, and “Originality thrives in seclusion free...
    DenialLife DenialLife 18-21, M 1 Response a week ago

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    I hate being this sometimes.

    It causes me to never make long term friendships. Once I let someone get close I fall back....I drop communication and I let them go completely. I mean I cherish our time together but I fear letting them in. So I let them go. :/ (my backward ways)
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Jan 30

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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 21 Responses Mar 28, 2015

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    Anyone out there that has zero friends?

    and I mean zero. Nobody to call and nobody to call you. In a way it's a relief because it absolves you of any responsibility to maintain any sort of relationship. But on the other hand you feel so stranded and always wonder what the hell is wrong with you...
    Missintroverted Missintroverted 26-30, F 21 Responses Apr 18, 2015

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    I can't decide if it's really an introvert

    thing but, recently i can't be comfortable being close to anyone. it might be the bad date but sharing a bed with my best friend going to the movies with My ex the last month it makes me bristle and not want the closeness. I wonder why and what it is with closeness im so against...
    Tazz05 Tazz05 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 27

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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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    It is my birthday today.

    And the only people to wish me are my parents, my sister and couple of cousins. And I actually enjoy that no one is wishing me :)
    TheCapedCrusader007 TheCapedCrusader007 26-30, M 24 Responses Feb 3

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    I'm at a point right

    now where I feel like shutting down and not talking to anyone for a few days.
    Lex0795 Lex0795 18-21, F 5 Responses 2 days ago

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    XxLoveInTheDarkxX XxLoveInTheDarkxX 18-21 6 Responses Nov 26, 2015

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    For my fellow introverts,

    I suggest you read Susan Cain's book Quiet. I'm usually not into self-help books but this one seemed quite different.
    hmmyz hmmyz 22-25, M 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I like to go outside

    and play and have fun and chat and play sports and ride bikes and socialize and hang out and party and go to the movies
    SuspiciousCerealGuy SuspiciousCerealGuy 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 25

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    I want someone to be alone with.

    I know that doesn't sound like it makes sense, but that's the only way I can describe it. Most people are basically just acquaintances to me. I have people I'm close with, but I only seem to ever have one really good friend at a time that I talk to regularly. One of which lives...
    OrganicMachina OrganicMachina 31-35, M Jan 26

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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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    The hardest thing about college is all the

    people. I am honestly okay being around people, I enjoy it sometimes. However, I do not like to TALK with them...most often. Anyways, it seems that no matter what class I am in, there is always one person who decides to talk to me and sit next to me EVERY CLASS PERIOD. And I don...
    AprilRobertaLudgate AprilRobertaLudgate 18-21, F 6 Responses Feb 3

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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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    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 46-50, F 11 Responses Aug 27, 2015

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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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    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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    I am going to say some things

    that extroverts cannot possibly understand. I do not enjoy having birthday parties in my honor. The thought of a lot of people singing to me and bringing me gifts makes me extremely uncomfortable. I have not had any birthday parties since I was a child. I have asked my family...
    atpeacewithme atpeacewithme 31-35 4 Responses Jan 23

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    I like to be alone, people can be

    so nice and a few let all the others down. I think for myself it's better to avoid people. I find life less stressful and less annoying on my own. Play xbox, go running, do some gardening and cooking- It's better to be introverted because we are less needy.
    StephenJohnson96 StephenJohnson96 18-21, M 2 Responses 3 days 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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    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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    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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 7 Responses Jul 11, 2014

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    I know this is a bit of a random question,

    but does anyone know what the best jobs or job environments are for introverts? Not minimum wage but not something you need a degree for either. I currently work in an office as a data entry clerk and it's wearing me out. I want to pursue a career in the medical field or in...
    twistedfayt twistedfayt 22-25, F 6 Responses Jan 25

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    Ok I threw a virtual party yesterday

    and everything went great "yay!" But today I'm going to an actual party. I hate parties. So I'm just going to step off a cliff. I will post another experience on how it went.
    sassycookie sassycookie 18-21, F 7 Responses Jul 18, 2015

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    This world thrives people

    who are naturally social, people who naturally friendly and likable, people who don't have to make that much effort to be social, people who can naturally NETWORK. NETWORKING..? I love internet network but definitely not job networking, which I really feel forced to become...
    rainyrainsky rainyrainsky 26-30, F 2 Responses 1 day 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 18-21, F 45 Responses Mar 4, 2014

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