I Am Introspective

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 363 People

    Self-expression Requires Self-exploration

    I don't believe that the outer world can solve my problems, but I do feel that it can provide me with additional resources. That being said, I'm an introvert.I don't enjoy parties and clubbing. Freshman year of college I took a dive into that and decided that it was just not for...
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    2 Responses Oct 20, 2012

    So Aware

    I am so particular at observing my cause and effect on others.  I've very good at reading body language.  When I am engaged in conversation, etc. I am constantly evaluating my effect on others.  I really want to be a better person than I was 1 minute ago...
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    1 Response Jul 1, 2008

    My automated self diagnostics tool: Patrick

    Systems Automated Self Diagnostics Program: C: run diagnostics: run ......loading ......loading ......loading *****diagnostics check complete*** ** Mood- Happy - Pass ** Health- Sensors have detected an increased level of adipose tissue. Please avoid Reese's this week...
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    2 Responses Oct 16, 2015

    Time and time again, you notice the same

    pattern in some people. So why does it still bother you? If they can't see it, if they don't want to see it, what is there to do? Nothing. Let them be as they are. Why even try to change them if they don't even want to see or change. Just don't let their patterns disturb you.
    DropsOfRain DropsOfRain
    26-30, F
    Mar 31, 2016

    Still Inlove With My Abuser

      i had 8 yr relationship and 3 babies. not allowed any communication but he got out of jail and is in treatment. i emailed him and no one can know :(
    JunkLOvED JunkLOvED
    1 Response Apr 17, 2010

    Very Much So. ...

    Very much so. I often think about my values and what I expect from people and life. I must adamit sometimes I am wrong and have to admit it. I am a very deep thinker and always have been.
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    Jul 15, 2008

    You struggle, you strive.

    . Not wanting to face your own feelings, you run, try to escape.. But from what? Did you ever look back and face what it was that you're running from? People say things and you listen to them, believing them.. You keep finding your own faults, believing them.. And you want to...
    DropsOfRain DropsOfRain
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Mar 3, 2016

    If there's uncertainty,

    you go after certainty, some sort of security and safeness. You want things to fall in place fast, the uncertainty is uncomfortable and you want comfort. What would happen if you let things be, if you let uncertainty remain as it is, if you let things fall in place at their own...
    DropsOfRain DropsOfRain
    26-30, F
    1 Response Feb 7, 2016

    Helps Me Write + Be Creative.

    Being introspective has helped me immensely in writing and art. It has given me the chance to be really deep in my work. I don't have to *force* myself to be introspective, I simply am. Some people I've known I think have doubted that I am, or have thought me pretentious for...
    SylphNoir SylphNoir
    18-21, F
    1 Response Aug 19, 2011

    One doesnt need to be prepared

    for living life. Life is too simple and beautiful for that. But, when we go about living our lives that way many challenges in the form of negative situations and people are thrown in our way. It happened to me few years ago. I was unprepared for that and it rocked my world. I...
    Unlearn Unlearn
    31-35, M
    1 Response Aug 14, 2014

    When i listen, there's an unspeakable silence

    even amidst the chaos around.. When things are going at a fast pace, they become blurred.. What does it all matter anyways! Be the wind, when the wind blows.. Be the wave, when it rises and falls.. Nothing else matters anymore..
    DropsOfRain DropsOfRain
    26-30, F
    Nov 9, 2015

    The Flashing Light The flashing light in this

    small town tonight, Reminds me of ancient days. Jagged memories, jolting image, A little broken boy lost to hope. I wonder these days about him, I recall seeing him from time to time, But never really got to know him well. We were just acquaintances. I often ignored his...
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    6 Responses Dec 20, 2015

    My Thoughts

    Well now 51, I look back over my life and say, what the hell happened.  This is not how I wanted it to go.  Now, I am learning to understand me.  Going back to square one before all the sh*t happened.  I am excited about my future, working hard at having a...
    Cassandra Cassandra
    51-55, F
    6 Responses Dec 13, 2007

    Hey to everyone in this group.

    Have any of you experience smoking weed/pot and you would suddenly feel upset and have bad thoughts on your self 'introspection' as another word, i have anxiety and I was a weed user. Weed brought out bad thoughts within me, I felt sad as soon as I took a few drags of a joint...
    Agirlx Agirlx
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Feb 8, 2016

    i'm Not Sure How I Feel...

    i'm not sure how i feel about this question.........hmmmmmm
    foxtrotoscar foxtrotoscar
    36-40, M
    Jul 15, 2008

    Why Can't I Write At 5 Am?

    I lay awake in bed with so many thoughts running through my head. I can't sleep as each one brings me to a new dawning. How many mornings I wish I could get up and fasten these thoughts to paper.Well, why can't I? What do I have to be afraid of? I wonder when it stopped being my...
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    Sep 25, 2012

    Wow...this is so true,

    i've always found this to be true... 
    Unlearn Unlearn
    31-35, M
    Sep 21, 2014

    I'm here in this life to be myself.

    How can I do that without looking within constantly?
    sahmmama sahmmama
    26-30, F
    Apr 29, 2015

    You might go where ever you want

    but your strings are tied to my mind. I try to heal but a harmless thought manages to refresh my wounds. My heart dismisses all my persuasions and rebels against me. I tried to uproot you from me but my heart threatens to tag along. My mistakes, standing at a corner, look at me...
    Unlearn Unlearn
    31-35, M
    Aug 10, 2014

    Who Am I?

    Who am I?  I spend the majority of my time trying to determine who I am and what I want from this life.  I have a difficult time trying to pick the words that will present a nice little tied up bundle labeled "redfroggle".  I am not sure I will ever be...
    redfroggle redfroggle
    1 Response Aug 17, 2008

    Sometimes I image what it would feel like to

    die, to not exist... but something comes to mind. It must feel like what happens before I was born. Nothing, nothing at all. Thinking is merely a by-product of thinking itself. What is without thinking? Come to think of it, it all originated from the isolated physical system...
    pizero pizero
    22-25, M
    Jun 15, 2014

    When You Are of Little Use....

    Humans tend to look at everything from its utility point of view. Every single entity that we come across is attached a value. The value may not be monetary. In fact, it may not even be perceived as value. Most would use the term significance rather than value to describe it. If...
    jaykain jaykain
    22-25, M
    3 Responses Mar 2, 2009

    The Football Game That May Have Explained It All...

    First off, let me just say that I like being introspective. I like looking back on certain things and wondering what was my state of mind like or why did I make that decision or etc. It helps me understand ME and I use a lot of that when I'm writing and finding things for...
    ItsJustZ ItsJustZ
    18-21, M
    Oct 20, 2012

    Safety is an illusion.

    And so is insecurity. What is inevitable is inevitable..
    DropsOfRain DropsOfRain
    26-30, F
    1 Response Oct 20, 2015

    I need to get out of my way,

    it has always been my struggle.
    Unlearn Unlearn
    31-35, M
    1 Response Aug 13, 2014

    Heart And Mind Blended

    Somethings I do with my mind learn, organize, and process information.  I do this well when I chose to.  Often I choose to let my mind wander.  Without the time to let things flow I lose my creativity.  When my mind is in control I have to be task oriented.  When my heart...
    rubyetuesday rubyetuesday
    61-65, F
    Mar 19, 2012
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