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I Am Very Insecure and An Extreme Introvert

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    Why I Can't Go And Watch My Child Perform

    I'm very sad.My daughter is going to perform in a play. Her school is doing the Wizard of Oz. She's been practicing and practicing and told me she wants me to see her perform. I saw her wake up almost six o'clock in the morning when their play is in the afternoon. She was singing...
    mareliberum mareliberum 26-30 1 Response Dec 17, 2012

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    So Insecure It Hurts

    I am probably the most insecure girl on the planet. I have zero self-esteem from years of mental, emotional and physical abuse. I have generalized anxiety disorder, depression and PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome) which has left me with an uphill battle not to become a fat...
    BlueSelkie BlueSelkie 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 7, 2013

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    Is There Such A Thing As An Introvert-in-denial?

    I just had a talk with someone who to me, seems to be an introvert. She does not like to be seen by people. She does not talk much. Above all, she makes me get things from the common area. I told her in passing that she may have a fear of people. She told me she does not. I've...
    mareliberum mareliberum 26-30 1 Response Apr 5, 2012

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    Very, Very Insecure.

    I don't know why anyone would like me, or would want my friendship, or anything more. The fact is I'm a hidden mess. I'm mostly scared of loss, of rejection, of failure.I think I'd be ecstatic to date someone who was hopelessly socially inept, just because I wouldn't have to...
    Rennn Rennn 18-21, M 10 Responses Jun 11, 2011

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    Do I look like a horse?

    Or have a horse mouth?
    karinabrown2 karinabrown2 13-15, F 10 Responses Aug 25

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    So Very, Very Introverted

    Sometimes the pressure of keeping it all inside, locked brings me to tears. Hard core sobbing ensures till I can get it out. I clean up and put on my game face, always emotionless and start the cycle again... It's not that I'm shy, per se, just that I'm usually on a very...
    SilverCookies SilverCookies 16-17, F Oct 16, 2012

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    Extreme Introvert

    I have been conducting surveys for roughly 17 years. The reason I chose this job is because I am an extreme introvert and I am very uncomfortable being around other people, especially  people who ask personal questions.  The challenge that I am experiencing is that if...
    icanhavewhateveriwant icanhavewhateveriwant 41-45 1 Response May 1, 2009

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    A Mouse In a Lions Body

    I too have never been able to come out. I'm extremely passionate , adventurous and out going. That part of me doesn't come out until I get really comfortable with someone and that takes a while even then there's some walls I won't let down. And I can also relate to people...
    aeee aeee 21-25, M Jan 14, 2008

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    Am I a Weirdo, or the people surround are weirdos. Which is which?

    Hi. I am glad I stumbled upon this website. I am an introvert; I prefer to spend my time alone rather than going out with my friends watching movie or having a pint of beer. Trust me, my story is just pain in the *** to deal with. Sometimes, I couldn't even understand myself. Why...
    Fazlie Fazlie 18-21, M 2 Responses Dec 11, 2012

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    I literally HATE walking down the road by

    myself. I feel like everyone is looking & laughing at me because of how I'm dressed or because I'm ugly. I hate the way I look & I wish I could change everything about myself. Every time I'm in a new situation where I meet new people, I say to myself, right you are going to...
    IntrovertedHuman IntrovertedHuman 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 25

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    Do I look like a horse?

    Some people say that.
    karinabrown2 karinabrown2 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 28

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    Jaleousy Hurts

    Hey everyone, I don't know if it will help but I'd like to share a story. I had a pretty rough childhood (divorced parents, lots of moving, bullied, used etc.) I had a very close friend and he meant the world to me. He was like the big brother I never had. (I'm an only child...
    MetalRubyz MetalRubyz 18-21, F Jun 9, 2013

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    The Right Word...

    I think the right name for this group would maybe be, people with social anxiety or avoidant personality disorder.
    Gemma8 Gemma8 18-21, F Feb 2, 2013

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    Introvertion

    Withdrawn was much my motto and state of being. i read an enormous number of books I came out of my shell in books.I thought girls liked silent brooding men. Apologies to max von Sydow. When I attended univsersity we seemed like new adults. No longer being babied. You're...
    carumca carumca 61-65 Jul 30, 2012

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    Extreme Introvert Parent With A Child

    I have a child and she is growing up very fast. So far, all social obligations to the school were undertaken by another family member so I practically was not seen.I am afraid though. There will be countless times when I will have to show my child "the ropes" in the society...
    mareliberum mareliberum 26-30 2 Responses Apr 5, 2012

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    My Dad Is In Prison For Life And I Don't Know What To Do?

    Hi my name is Renee Peralta i am 13 yrs old. I barely found out my dad was in prison a year ago and he has been in there since i was 2. All those years i had no idea where he was. I used to think he was the greatest guy in the world but when i found out he was in prison i...
    Rene99 Rene99 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 21, 2012

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    Passionate On the Inside Though

    It just won't come out--or at least not until I feel comfortable.  Unfortunately, this process takes a while and some people get disappointed waiting.  I can't help it, that's me.  I am working on that, but it's slow going.  Maybe by the time I'm on my death...
    trixi trixi 41-45, F 4 Responses Jan 10, 2008

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    I Am An Extreme Introvert, But I Am Not Insecure.

     I am okay with being extremely introverted.  My partner is extremely introverted, all my kids are introverts.  To me, this is just normal.  My entire family tends to think that extroverts are rather annoying on their best days. For the guy that wants to...
    nightowlinak nightowlinak 41-45, F 5 Responses May 2, 2009

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    Resisting Looking At The Ground

    I walked to school without looking at the ground today. I willed myself to look at people eye-level. Every time someone approached, I hold my breath. And then we pass each other and it was done. Sometimes, I winced. Sometimes, I just pretended like I was just walking on EP-land...
    mareliberum mareliberum 26-30 Mar 27, 2012

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    I hate this feeling of being insecure. I think my boyfriend infected me with his insecurities. When I first met my boyfriend, he was the one who's clingy, overly jealous (even...
    akeginu akeginu 31-35, F Aug 22

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    (From my other account that's being deleted) Re: Introvert Screaming. "YOU PIECE OF..." Fighting. "Go to hell" Talking. "I was all like..." Thinking. "I am an introvert living in...
    kelseytoby1337 kelseytoby1337 16-17 1 Response Sep 2

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    What is an Introvert? An introvert is not simply a person who is shy. In fact, being shy has little to do with being an introvert. Shyness has an element of apprehension...
    OdeSlinger OdeSlinger 26-30, M 2 Responses Sep 8

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    I am an extremely joyful introvert! I love alone time, it makes me feel so happy and peaceful. Walks in nature watching birds, pottering in my garden helping my plants grow, curled...
    FinlayBrowne FinlayBrowne 31-35, F 2 Responses Sep 11

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    I've been diagnosed and given meds for ‘social anxiety’, called ‘shy…rude…anti-social’ always knew I was ‘introverted’  but just yesterday discovered what...
    imdeanna imdeanna 41-45, F 1 Response Aug 27

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    Yes I am introverted... And to be honest, I really do love it. I don't know if it's only me but compared to everyone else I feel like I know myself way better. All of the people...
    JohnnyCasshh JohnnyCasshh 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 29

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    I was trying to explain/find out if someone was an introvert in a pinch recently, and this was first thing I could get my hands on. Of course, it's not even normed, which got me...
    Faust76 Faust76 36-40, M 2 Responses Aug 29

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    I am very much so an introvert. I hate how people don't get this, and I hate how people say you can't be both shy and introverted. My mother is an extrovert so we can't relate...
    Lovelife090994 Lovelife090994 18-21, M 3 Responses Aug 29

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    This one, from debsanderrol.com tries to do pretty good job at explaining it. Albeit as I was just short while ago discussing with someone, I feel the Shy/Obnoxious axle is...
    Faust76 Faust76 36-40, M Sep 8

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    Ok. I just want to say this to anyone reading this. If you add me and I add you don't take it personally if I don't respond at all or right away. I'm a super introvert and don't...
    Marysone Marysone 22-25, F 3 Responses Sep 10

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    I recently discovered I am an introvert I always thought I was extroverted because when people come around I am "on" which is a symptom of the introverted and until recently was...
    LastofmyKind LastofmyKind 26-30, F 1 Response a week ago

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    For me it's a weird situation. I WANT and at times even NEED to be around people. But physically I can't do it. I can only be around people for maybe four or five hours Max before...
    emiveritas emiveritas 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 4

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    I have been insecure for most of my life. It sucks. I thought that it would be gone by now, but it's not. I am insecure about my weight for sure. Insecure about when people...
    RubyLane RubyLane 41-45, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    And the glorious thing(s) about being and introvert is that, you get to discover things that extroverts would never think of unless told by someone. I could go on for hours about...
    kamachulu kamachulu 22-25, M 2 Responses Aug 25

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    I enjoy being an introvert, despite all the socializing expectations that are made of me now that I have children. People seem to think I'm shy, when I'm just really just quiet...
    Dittonator Dittonator 31-35, M Aug 26

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    I am an introvert and I really think I am falling for an introverted guy. I need some help here. We work next to each other, not directly....unless one of us happens to find a...
    mh3577 mh3577 36-40, F 6 Responses Sep 2

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    "Most people don't realize that one can be an extrovert and an introvert. As an extrovert, one enjoys socializing and are outgoing & gregarious individuals. As an introvert, one is...
    lovingRIZA lovingRIZA 51-55, F Sep 8

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    ...because I rant not, neither rave of what I feel, can you be so shallow as to dream that I feel nothing? ” “I was the nicest person you'd ever want to know," Alex recalls...
    Bumblebeat Bumblebeat 61-65, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    This morning I woke up to yelling..again. My sisters boyfriend and my mother went at it. He is impatient and has a temper. (My mother too..) He is constantly snapping at my two...
    krissybyul krissybyul 18-21 1 Response Sep 8

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    Most days im insecure, but it would be rarely a day that I am a little confident but then someone knocks down the confidence and I am back to insecure
    Cherishmiracles Cherishmiracles 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 21

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    Why make me feel insecure about myself for gaining 7 pounds? I never thought 129 pounds pounds was fat until now because of the comments I'm getting. Yes I know they are just...
    DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt 16-17, F Sep 8

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    I've felt insecure for as long as I can remember. I grew up as the only kid in a wheelchair in my little town which was tough cos I always felt like an outsider. I always felt...
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M a week ago

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    The thing is...Im not insecure about my weight or anything...I am kinda insecure about that stuff but my biggest insecurity comes from the things I say.....What if I say something...
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M 6 days ago

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    Hey fellow introverts. Do you ever find that people just tend to swarm so like at one minute you are nice and quiet and alone and at peace and all happy then the next you have like...
    jxlecler jxlecler 13-15, M Aug 28

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    I wish there was more awareness of what it is to be introverted, i think most people get the impression that it is the same as being shy and that we can somehow be brought out of...
    IF64 IF64 46-50, M 4 Responses Aug 31

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    I know I'm an introvert when I had a thought that went "Weekends are too short to have plans" 😄
    Lebby11 Lebby11 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 31

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    So apparently I may not be a true introvert, and now I am having an existential crisis.
    emiveritas emiveritas 18-21, F 4 Responses Sep 4

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    I am an introvert which makes it hard to find a girlfriend or let alone make friends. I have a small group of friends that consists of 3 guys which I consider my brothers but that...
    lostdream4 lostdream4 18-21, M 2 Responses Sep 9

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    As an introvert my morning job is hell haha god I hate it but it's good money
    lostdream4 lostdream4 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 11

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