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I Am Half Introverted And Half Extroverted

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    Honestly, in the last month

    or so, I have been wanting to be by my self. I have always enjoyed my own self, then talking with anyone else. It seems as though I have more ideas and better talks with my self. Although, I am considered as happy and loud and confident, I am actually quite shy.....
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 16

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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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    I definitely have my extroverted

    and introverted. I love being around people and participating in social events. The high energy makes me feel happy and act like a college student. However, I have times when I'm tired of being with people and must have my alone time.
    Liv4Life Liv4Life 18-21, F Sep 18, 2014

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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 2 Responses Dec 6, 2012

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    I'm seriously reconsidering whom I'm gonna

    message on here from now on!
    DanielJD DanielJD 13-15, M Feb 17

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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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    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 1 Response Aug 31, 2013

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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...
    InvariableAlteration InvariableAlteration 22-25, F 4 Responses Dec 3, 2009

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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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    Somewhere In The Middle

    I can quite easily be both, and it really depends on the situation and what I'm trying to achieve. If I want people to like me and notice me and whatnot, I can switch on the extroverted side. But when I'm trying to do something for my own gain, I switch on the introverted side...
    BrownEyedMystery BrownEyedMystery 18-21 Oct 29, 2012

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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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    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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    I'm excited to reach out to a world I often

    feel isolated from. I long for human interaction and friendship but didn't know how to reach out. Then even if I did I am afraid of not being a good enough friend or maybe I would lose interest in developing that friendship and end up gaining an enemy. it's hard to trust others...
    unsure24 unsure24 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 15

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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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    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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    I used to be way more introverted,

    but now I try to make a conscience effort to at least stop averting my eyes from theirs. Haha! I try to look inviting, so if someone wants to talk to me, they can. But for me to go up to someone and just start talking to them is hard. I think it depends on the person, too. If...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 14, 2014

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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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    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, T Oct 18, 2012

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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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    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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    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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    Half the time I want to socialize

    and relate with other people, but the other half I want everyone to leave me alone so I can keep my sanity. It's very confusing and frustrating haha. I really hope people don't think that I'm rude because of that, I can't help it :)
    PhantomPower PhantomPower 18-21, F 5 Responses 2 days ago

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    Lilwillbe Lilwillbe 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 10, 2014

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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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    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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    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 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 5, 2014

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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 22-25, F Jan 20, 2014

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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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    Introvert - Im not really shy im just a quiet

    person. - Im an observer and I pay attention to details. - I rather listen than speak. - I am a simple person. - I am a take my time and do it right kind of person. - I enjoy my alone time and I need privacy. - I don't really like being touched or having people stand too...
    anonamanda001 anonamanda001 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 13

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    Hmm, so there is such a thing.

    ..sounds like me then. Finally EP helped me figure something lol ;)
    travelbug1 travelbug1 36-40, F Jan 1

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    I know that life can be cruel at times.

    How and when will I ever learn to balance both ?? I yearn for touch and connection. Repulsed by ego and selfishness. Confused because both are seen and felt right at the brink of connection. To break free and be or hold on and remain sane.
    complex7 complex7 31-35, F 3 Responses Mar 18

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    Sometimes I love going to clubs

    and be surrounded by many people, but sometimes I just want to be alone and do my thing
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses May 13

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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 Nov 18, 2013

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    I'm mostly introverted

    because I'm not comfortable with being myself around anyone. My mom was telling me stuff like, "You are too introverted, how are you gonna survive when you're older?? blah blah" That really hurts me and pissed me off, because first all nobody even knows anything about how I...
    Jenny369 Jenny369 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 4

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    I have moments where i am extremely shy

    and introverted and i have moments where i am loud and hyper.
    Lilys3 Lilys3 18-21, F Aug 15, 2014

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    In a social setting, I'll be friendly to anyone.

    I don't judge anyone before meeting them; anyone could be my friend. I also like to make sure everyone is comfortable and not left out. People my age find it weird that I'll walk up to just about anyone and shake their hand and introduce myself. However, there certain things...
    JustAnotherHuman34 JustAnotherHuman34 22-25, M 1 Response May 12, 2014

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    I'm introverted from the waist up

    and extroverted from the waist down.
    paulie138 paulie138 66-70, M 1 Response Sep 18, 2014

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    I had to take the MMPI-Adolescents test awhile

    back, for those who don't know that is a 498 true-false question test that tests for personality disorders, personality traits, and states. I had a pretty boring profile apparently except for the fact I tested highly for both introverted and extroverted. Best of both worlds!
    kxCobra kxCobra 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 14, 2014

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    blitzkrieg7 blitzkrieg7 22-25, F Oct 15, 2014

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    Well more like three-quarters introverted

    and a-quarter extroverted :)
    easynuh easynuh 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 14, 2014

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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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    I'm an introvert with friends,

    family and new people however when it cones to competitive sport (cycling) I'm an extrovert! Weird isn't it? How people change
    Adam352 Adam352 18-21, M Dec 10, 2014

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