I Am Half Introverted And Half Extroverted

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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
    Apr 5, 2014

    This is an excerpt on what I wrote to my

    girlfriend to explain to her how I work. She has tried to make me very out going like she is & it was a drain on my nerves. ******, you told me to write when I need to talk to you, so this is what I'm writing. I absolutely need a place that when I'm there you won't bother me...
    Weretiger Weretiger
    31-35, M
    2 Responses Sep 11, 2015

    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

    Sorry, but isn't the word

    for half extroverted and half introverted an ambivert or do I remember wrong?
    CatCreamSmile CatCreamSmile
    13-15, F
    1 Response Jan 5

    I need both alone time

    and people time. If it's not balanced out I don't feel right
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Dec 7, 2015

    My introvert side is stronger.

    Im not shy, I just don't feel like talking much sometimes. Alot of people don't understand that. But if I do want to talk to someone, even if I never met them before, I'll easily walk up and start a conversation. Introverts will call me crazy and an extrovert would say im more...
    RoastedCycki RoastedCycki
    70+, F
    3 Responses Aug 25, 2015

    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

    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

    I think I only pretend to be extrovert just to

    get out the house and mingle with my friends lol never knew how to identify myself until I started reading more about introverts. I'm not shy I just observe people the situation before speaking.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Dec 3, 2015

    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

    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.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Sep 18, 2014

    to the outside world i am a social butterfly,

    the life of the party. however i can only be social in doses or it takes a toll on my mood. i become extremely ornery and may lash out. in order to maintain my sanity i require a few hours of stress free alone time.
    jaymazing jaymazing
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Jan 23

    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
    4 Responses Jul 26, 2015
    Lilwillbe Lilwillbe
    16-17, F
    1 Response Dec 10, 2014

    I'm seriously reconsidering whom I'm gonna

    message on here from now on!
    DanielJD DanielJD
    16-17, M
    Feb 17, 2015

    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...
    RoastedCycki RoastedCycki
    70+, F
    Jun 13, 2015

    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

    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

    I feel so conflicted right now.

    I want to talk and chat and text all night long right now, yet I'm insanely shy when it comes to one on one conversations. During school, I'm always bouncy and energetic (and honestly kinda crazy) but when I leave it's like all the extroverted energy I'd just drained out of me...
    notthatoneguy notthatoneguy
    13-15, M
    1 Response Dec 17, 2015

    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, 2015

    I like me job cause my working day starts at

    13:00. But i live around 22:00. Sometimes it mixes all my planes!
    redishtale redishtale
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jan 21

    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

    i think i am introvert whenever i told to my

    friends..if i am introvert they will laughing a lot in front of my face..they didn't believe me i am introvert or i must be joking.because the way i behave and communicate..I always seems active,funny,easy going,smile etc..my job keeps me meeting with new people everyday no...
    myselfhere myselfhere
    22-25, F
    1 Response Nov 11, 2015

    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

    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, 2015

    Sometimes I feel like I would commit a suicide

    much easier than makeing my life better because it involves communication and a suicide is something you can do being all alone. Why is any smallest communication is such a problem for me. I like it when it goes good, but to make myself start it is a trick and to overcome it if...
    Memonster Memonster
    26-30
    2 Responses Dec 20, 2015

    Well more like three-quarters introverted

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

    I'm introverted from the waist up

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

    I'm very fascinated about this extroverted

    and introverted thing. I've noticed a interested thing. Many people say they are introverted (or shy if they don't know the difference). I always ask those people if they really love being introverted or maybe they just stuck blaming they are introverted instead of working on...
    realcomplicated realcomplicated
    26-30, M
    Dec 24, 2015
    yayepisoverimsad yayepisoverimsad
    22-25, F
    Oct 15, 2014

    I get pumped up about going to concerts,

    partying afterwards and meeting new people, starting conversations with them about music or whatever. Then afterwards, I have to spend a LOT of time by myself to recharge.
    ghostofthesun ghostofthesun
    22-25, F
    Oct 24, 2015

    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

    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

    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
    1 Response May 13, 2015

    I am a dichotomy of personalities.

    Which makes it kind of odd that I have a career in sales. Most people think I am an extrovert, in a way I am when I am on the job. But get me in a party to mingle and make friends and I tend to be the wallflower type. Being an extrovert does not come easy to me, it takes me out...
    luvthehobby101 luvthehobby101
    51-55, M
    2 Responses Jan 20

    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

    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
    Jul 15, 2015

    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...
    Mesmicdoll Mesmicdoll
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Feb 4, 2015

    I get my energy from the people around me,

    and I like social events if I go with a group of friends. But then again, I'm so awkward and I don't know how to start/continue a conversationšŸ˜…šŸ˜­
    rylhce rylhce
    16-17, F
    1 Response Aug 14, 2015

    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
    46-50, F
    1 Response Sep 20, 2012

    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.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Mar 18, 2015

    Being half introvert

    and half extrovert that makes You an ambivert.
    cryptic2012 cryptic2012
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Aug 4, 2015
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