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I Am Half Introverted And Half Extroverted

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

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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 seriously reconsidering whom I'm gonna

    message on here from now on!
    Dani3lJD Dani3lJD 13-15, M Feb 17

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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, 2014

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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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    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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    blitzkrieg7 blitzkrieg7 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 15, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    A Being Of 2 Halves

    In public I am introverted ~ not as much as I used to be.  Must be an age thing.  As I grow I realise what others think of me really doesn't matter. ~But no one in my everyday life even knows how much there really is to me!  Only my dear husband sees the real true honest me...
    2wiceasnice 2wiceasnice 41-45, F 4 Responses Sep 9, 2011

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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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    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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    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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    Yep I'm A halfovert..

    . It all depends on my mood.
    pardax pardax 13-15, M Dec 31, 2014

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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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    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...
    vaashapenin vaashapenin 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 4

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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, 2014

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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...
    ResidentGoddessAstraea ResidentGoddessAstraea 18-21 Aug 9, 2012

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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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    "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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Well more like three-quarters introverted

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

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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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    Erinn2 Erinn2 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 4

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    My mom has 4 different biological children, each of us had different dads. I've met and spent time with my eldest half brother, who's a real jerk and spent a lot of time in and...
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    Maybe not even half the time. I try to not let the seriousness of life drag me down too much. I can find humor in almost every one of my situations.
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    I have a older brother and a younger sister who I never talk to. I only thought I had a older brother but a few years ago a young girl found me on Facebook claiming that her and my...
    OrochimaruSama92 OrochimaruSama92 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 8

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    I can't wait to meet my half sister!!! I just found her 2 days ago. I'm 28, she's 25. I have not been this excited in my life in a really long time.
    determination0106 determination0106 26-30, M 1 Response Feb 9

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    For once, I'll be happy about it. I'll let myself be happy that I only had to attend school for half a day. I'll feel good about this. I guess.
    jiayong jiayong 13-15, F 3 Responses Feb 17

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    No such thing. It's like saying you're an ******* and a gentleman. A gentleman's never an ******* though an ******* can try to be a gentleman. These are the types of guys I avoid...
    RationalCutie RationalCutie 22-25, F 4 hrs ago

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    Wish I wasn't so shy at times
    ceemayne ceemayne 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 2

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