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I Am Half Introverted And Half Extroverted

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    Comfort Zone

    My parent and friends would see me as a sociable person. On the contrary, I don't agree with them. I only appear to be like that because of peer pressure and self-presentation. I rather read a good book at home than go watch a movie with friends. I love my friends but the primary...
    Dumstey Dumstey 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 12, 2012

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    Im Introverted Most If the Tim...

    Im introverted most if the time except when i get angry or have like 13 energy drinks.
    Alaskaorangejuice Alaskaorangejuice 16-18, F 1 Response May 10, 2007

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    Would Rather Be By Myself Yet I Feel So Lonely

    I love my family and I wouldn't be here right now if it weren't for their love and support. I don't have a whole lot of friends by choice. I get overwhelmed with the responsibility of maintaining too many relationships... but the few good friends I do have are amazing and quite...
    desprit2bfree desprit2bfree 26-30, F 3 Responses Jun 9, 2011

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    A Grey Area

    i think i fall somewhere between. Sometimes im really i ntroverted and quiet and find it tough to talk to people, othertimes i am strong, confident and centre of attention, so i dont think people can be easily labelled as either Introverted/Extroverted.
    Donalh Donalh 22-25, M Sep 8, 2008

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    My Extrovert Doesn't Show ...

    My extrovert doesn't show up too often but when he does it's over the top.  I am mostly quiet but sometimes I do get very talkative...probably too much so...I think they call it being manic...now that I've given up drinking those manic phases won't be nearly so intense.
    ReformedAutomaton ReformedAutomaton 36-40, M 3 Responses Jun 13, 2007

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    Bipolar

    I suppose it's because of my bipolar why I find myself both introverted and extroverted. When I'm manic I'm outgoing, loud, funny and confident. When depressed I withdraw, I'm quiet, serious, shy and insecure. It's quite difficult for people around me because the never know which...
    AWUK AWUK 26-30, F 3 Responses Aug 30, 2008

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    The Results...Both

    The introverted part of me; I like to be alone with myself and my thoughts sometimes. I do get overwhelmed at times being amongst other people. I consider myself a little shy, but once I get to know you and the feelings are mutual; trust is established..Then the next step is...
    PrivateLegit PrivateLegit 41-45, F 1 Response Sep 20, 2012

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    Or At Least I Was

    When I was kid, I always wanted to talk with people, but I had to learn to leave them because nobody was there for me. Eventually, I was introvert-extrovert, but now, after the last year, I hardly desire more than one person's presence and, although I can be more social than a...
    FunnyLookingCorpse FunnyLookingCorpse 18-21 Aug 9, 2012

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    Two Pints Makes the Difference

    There are loads of pictures on my facebook of a guy with a massive grin and his arms around people he'd just met. I barely recognise that guy when I'm sober. He looks like a drunken idiot but at least he's having fun - I just wish I could find a happy medium between the extremes...
    winstonwelles winstonwelles 26-30, M 2 Responses May 26, 2008

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    Officially Introverted

    On the Meyers-Briggs test, I'm ISFJ, so I'm "officially" introverted.  But when I'm with people I like or am close to, I get really extroverted.  It mostly depends on the mood I'm in.  I can be loud and obnoxious and boisterous, or I can be shy and an...
    Chanteuse1984 Chanteuse1984 26-30, F 2 Responses Jun 13, 2007

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    It's a Bit Complicated..

    Somehow I act like I'd be extroverted, altough I'm quite introverted. It has to do with trust a lot, in my opinion. I am only extroverted, if I know that I can trust the person I'm talking to. If I don't trust you... I'll be the most introverted person you'ver ever seen..
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 29, 2008

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    once Upon a Time In My Earl...

    once upon a time in my earlier youth (i'm only 31) i was quite extroverted.  as life's experiences have changed, molded, sculpted and matured me, as they frequently do, i've become rather introverted simply out of self preservation. in essence, more than anything, it...
    AbbyNormal AbbyNormal 31-35, F May 26, 2007

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    More Comfortable With Strangers....

    To some degree, I hate going out, hate socializing, hate people. I don't mean that in the personal, actual hate sense, just that being around people puts a lot of pressure on me. This especially applies to people I actually know. Am I dressed right? Am I acting right? Am I saying...
    FeatherInTheWind FeatherInTheWind 22-25, F 3 Responses Dec 3, 2009

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    I Don't Trust People

    I haven't really trusted anyone since I was 13, I had a rough life with little love and a whole lot of pain. I had no one to turn to, I had no where to go. I avoid serious friendships and relationships because of this. I am working on it, but still have a great fear of being hurt...
    mountainmom08 mountainmom08 31-35, F 7 Responses Apr 21, 2012

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    Insecure Exhibitionist

    That was me for a long time, a duality, part introvert, part extrovert.  And even when I was "extroverted" I hid behind a very well polished facade, a veneer, an act - a performance.  In recent years I have been able to integrate the two poles so that I am...
    ElLagarto ElLagarto 56-60, M 2 Responses Jul 16, 2007

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    Myers-Briggs Results Prove It...

    I've taken the Myers-Briggs test on three different occasions.  On two of those occasions, I was tested as INTJ and on one as ENTJ.  All three times I was 1 point from exact middle on the Introverted/Extroverted measurement.  I like it; I feel like being in the...
    cani cani 36-40, F 2 Responses Feb 25, 2007

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    I'm Mostly Extroverted, Wi...

    I'm mostly extroverted, with a few introverted moment. :D
    Treval Treval 22-25, F May 10, 2007

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    Absolutely. ...

    Absolutely. People tend to think of me as very outgoing and vivacious, when honestly I can't stand most other humans and the ones I like I usually end up wanting to ****.
    BlackLili BlackLili 21-25, F Feb 11, 2007

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    I really wish I knew

    which "vert" was stronger. I hate parties solely based on conversation. I'm not nervous, but I simply don't have much to say. It's so annoying because I have no problem meeting anyone, but I'm not the type to strike up a conversation without an idea of what to talk about...
    Soltanto Soltanto 18-21, F Jan 20

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    I Like to Think of Myself As...

    I like to think of myself as an introverted extrovert.
    justjudyblue2 justjudyblue2 36-40, F Apr 19, 2008

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    Totally Confused

    When I was young, up until high school, I was very quiet very introverted because of some things that happened to me growing up, that made me afraid of people in general. Then when I started high school, at school I was still very introverted, because most everyone in school...
    AcerDeville AcerDeville 41-45, M Oct 10, 2013

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    I Am Thankful For EP

    I don't write to entertain you here. I don't write for any purpose other than to get something off my chest, or purge my conscience. I have written beautiful flowing stories, poems, press releases, etc. THOSE things have a purpose that includes being viewed by other people...
    MommaBella MommaBella 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 18, 2013

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    I'm Often Mistaken For An Introvert, But I'm An Extrovert.

    It seems like people commonly think introverted means "shy" and extroverted means the opposite, but I know the terms well enough to know I'm simply an extrovert with poor communication skills.So I guess you could say I'm a "shy extrovert." I love being around other people more...
    tjlkitty tjlkitty 18-21, M Jul 25, 2012

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    Not Sure If I'm Really An Introvert, Extravert Or "Half And Half"

    Sometimes the most appropriate personality descriptors can depend on how they are defined. Sometimes I see "introvert" defined as one who usually stays alone more than the average person, and "extravert" as those who go out frequently with social interaction. By this, I could be...
    Celifolia Celifolia 18-21 Aug 31, 2013

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    I Don't Talk About Myself ...

    I don't talk about myself or my feelings a lot, but I'm fairly outgoing.
    huyeconmigo huyeconmigo 19-21, F May 25, 2007

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    Sometimes People Are Worrisome.

    Sometimes people are worrisome.  During those times I don't want to be bothered.  I lock myself away from the rest of the world and enjoy the Experience Project.
    ichooselife ichooselife 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 21, 2008

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    Competely Extroverted. ...

    Competely extroverted. Dare me to do anything and I will.(as long as it won"t kill me) There is too much "shyness' around. We have one (1) SHORT life, be loud, be proud ,be alive!!!!!!
    redflower redflower 36-40, F May 10, 2007

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    More of An Extrovert, Really

    But not a complete extrovert. I find it very hard to believe that anyone can be a complete extrovert. Everyone has to have some part of them that's a little reserved....
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 5, 2008

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    I Suppose That Is True.  ...

    I suppose that is true.  I've been very introverted lately though.  I hope the extrovert in me gets to come out soon!
    moxiesurvivor moxiesurvivor 66-70, F May 26, 2007

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    Isn't Everyone? ...

    Isn't everyone? We all have things we keep to ouselves. I believe it is important to stand up for what you think is right though. I guess with people I know and am comfortable with I don't have a problem exhibiting my alter ego, but in the company of strangers I am more reserved...
    monalisasmiled monalisasmiled 46-50, F 4 Responses Feb 11, 2007

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    Depends On The Situation

    I am an introvert in social settings. The larger the group the more introverted I become. I don't like to talk or be noticed in crowds. I am also introverted when around people that I don't know.Once I get to know you I become extroverted. When in a small group of people that I...
    lyricaldemise lyricaldemise 36-40 Oct 18, 2012

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    An Extrovert Who Is Still Thoughtful to Others Needs..

    I would consider myself to be an open, chatty person. I enjoy meeting people and talking into the night with them, I rarely find myself shy around other people, so in that sense I am an extrovert. But of, course, like everyone else there are times when I feel self consious...
    AnimeAnima AnimeAnima 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 14, 2008

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    "We Are Never So Vulnerable As When We Love"

    I am not sure who said that (it wasn't me) but I definitely feel the meaning. I love too much and somehow, after all I've been through-I still love to EASILY. But I am growing a harder shell. For some reason my outgoing, friendly, and accepting nature draw people of all...
    MommaBella MommaBella 31-35, F Oct 27, 2013

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    Half And Half

    Every personality test I've ever taken has told me I'm half one thing and half the other, or a rare third personality type.
    Goslyn Goslyn 31-35, T 1 Response Mar 28, 2013

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    An Introvert That Desperately Wants to Be Famous:)

    I am an introvert in daily life. I am perfectly happy to while away the hours at home speaking with my hubby and spending time with my animals- BUT if you suggested to anyone that I deal with professionally that I was introverted they would think that you had bumped your...
    Hellthraiser Hellthraiser 26-30, F 3 Responses Dec 16, 2008

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    Half-half

    When I'm around strangers I'm ridiculously shy and don't know what to say, so, I don't say anything. I have real issues with making friends because of that. But on the flip side of the coin - when I'm with friends/my partner, I can talk till the cows come home.
    pandorastic pandorastic 18-21, F Mar 25, 2010

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    Sliding On Both Extremes :P

    I never knew i was a person who loves to be with herself..i talk to myself,love to think ,reflect and cannot bear presence of people too long.i got to know about my introvert self when i went to live in hostel during my university years .when i use to be in school ,college i met...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Feb 17, 2013

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    There are times when I dont want to socialize

    with others. I just want to be locked up in my room, with my headphones on. But then, there are times when all I wanted to do was to go out and meet other people.
    Kittycat02 Kittycat02 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    Sometimes I Want to Talk to So...

    Sometimes I want to talk to someone about my issues, and other times I don't want to say anything to anyone.
    drthbeauty drthbeauty 16-18, F Feb 11, 2007

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    I Agree...

    I have taken the tests and such. But going more by the definitions and the ability to have introspection of myself. Im an introvert because I follow what I believe over that of the outside world. Yet I find myself at times caught up in what others think, feel or act toward me...
    battlecrow battlecrow 21-25, F Apr 20, 2008

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    I Am 2 People In One Body Sometimes

    I consider myself neither introverted completely, nor extroverted completely.  Because I am autistic I tend to lean more towards introvertion.  I do enjoy my own company and solitude, yet sometimes I want to be around many people as I do really like people overall...
    haydenrules haydenrules 31-35, F 2 Responses Feb 5, 2009

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    Sometimes I Call Myself Bipola...

    Sometimes I call myself bipolar for just this reason. Although I know that's not the typical definition of the word, how else do you define a half introvert/half extrovert personality? It's weird -- one second I'm the shyest person in the world, and the next, the loudest, most...
    AntOnTheMirror AntOnTheMirror 18-21, F 2 Responses May 26, 2007

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    Me Tooo

    Does anyone feel ike they almost have two personalities? I like being introverted and extroverted but its wierd cause I feel like it all dpends on what mood im in that day. Or sometimes I feel for example somedays extroverted in the day and it will shift and I will feel...
    tikishorts tikishorts 26-30, F Sep 4, 2007

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    I Don't Like To Seem Very Introverted

    Yes I am half extroverted and I love being among people, talking and being social but when i am among a group of people that I am meeting for the first time, at first I can't be comfortable with them and I CAN"T talk alot! When they know that I am not talkative, they try to tease...
    Nanijazz Nanijazz 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 6, 2012

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    Which Half Wins?

    I guess the introverted half of me doesn't have anything to say!
    JackieZoid JackieZoid 26-30, F 4 Responses Feb 22, 2007

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