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I Am Very Insecure and An Extreme Introvert

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 247 People

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    Withdrawn was much my motto and state of being.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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    monatonie monatonie 22-25, F 4 Responses May 30, 2015

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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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    Do I look like a horse?

    Or have a horse mouth?
    karinabrown2 karinabrown2 13-15, F 8 Responses Aug 25, 2014

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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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    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 18-21, M Jan 14, 2008

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    Only recently has my therapist said this

    insecurity and extreme introvert personality is the result of my being bullied at school, abused at home, and having chronic medical conditions. It's sort of the triple whammy, and it hurts too because I feel like I can't let people in.
    halfblind79 halfblind79 36-40, M Mar 3, 2015

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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 2 Responses Apr 21, 2012

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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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    Do I look like a horse?

    Some people say that.
    karinabrown2 karinabrown2 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 28, 2014

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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, 2014

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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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    Mostly personality test

    that I'd take is classified me as an introvert. I believe it because many quality of introvert is same as my personality to. I'm mostly known as reserved, distant person. I can't easily show my true feeling at other. I even can't look people in their eyes (maybe because I'm...
    shahi555 shahi555 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 3, 2015

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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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    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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    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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    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 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 7, 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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    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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    Lately feeling like my introvertedness is

    holding me back in life. I had to decline a job because my personality just didn't fit with the job description. I hate feeling like more is expected out of me. Social anxiety. Speech impediment. Broken home. No friends. No family (father left with a new family and doesnt speak...
    purplegirl3111 purplegirl3111 22-25, F 2 Responses May 18, 2015

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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 thinkĀ 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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    Related Experiences

    It's why I don't have a profile picture of myself and why I don't have Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and social medias like that.
    WanderLustAlethiology WanderLustAlethiology 13-15, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    Hello you people. You know when you feel sooo tired after talking to people and similar? I think that mostly they're emotional vampires. They don't have their own energy,so they...
    Lyra42 Lyra42 13-15, F 7 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    This world thrives people who are naturally social, people who naturally friendly and likable, people who don't have to make that much effort to be social, people who can naturally...
    rainyrainsky rainyrainsky 26-30, F 2 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    I have a confident side too. It's just every now and again the insecurity rears its head, it's an after-effect of my upbringing, of course. I enjoy being around people who don't...
    iamnotatherapist iamnotatherapist 36-40, F 14 hrs ago

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    When I was a child I was painfully shy. I would hide behind my mother's skirt when anybody came up to talk to me. I couldn't stand to be called on in class. I even had a stuttering...
    emmye emmye 46-50, F 1 day ago

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    I like to be alone, people can be so nice and a few let all the others down. I think for myself it's better to avoid people. I find life less stressful and less annoying on my own...
    StephenJohnson96 StephenJohnson96 18-21, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I'm an introvert so I get exhausted if I'm around people too much and I don't really feel like myself (as opposed to a pretend version of me) unless I'm alone. I enjoy being alone...
    d1sc0rdant d1sc0rdant 16-17, F 3 days ago

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    I'm insecure in pretty much all my skills/talents/abilities except for my intelligence and that's about the only thing I'm confident in.
    QueenVen QueenVen 16-17, F 4 days ago

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    Ever since middle school, I've been extremely insecure. Although I try to block my thoughts out, I can't help but wish that I was taller, prettier, more outgoing, etc., rather than...
    therealjannelle therealjannelle 13-15, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    For my fellow introverts, I suggest you read Susan Cain's book Quiet. I'm usually not into self-help books but this one seemed quite different.
    hmmyz hmmyz 22-25, M 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    Today I found a list of "top 100 introvert quotes" while looking around online, I think they were really good there were some that hit it right on the head. My favorites were...
    DenialLife DenialLife 18-21, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Oh how I wish people would understand what it's like! I enjoy observing, listening to conversations, being the wallflower. I have no problem not being in the conversation, I'd...
    SimplyEm SimplyEm 22-25, F 7 Responses 6 days ago

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    I am the youngest childrens of my family of 10. I have to struggle to cope with this big family as I am an introvert. I always need a quiet room or at least a cushions with a...
    iChange iChange 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    People tend to think i open up easily and am not socially awkward. I'm quite much the opposite. I'm not the kind who starts a conversation. On outings, people usually say i'm...
    singhshaanvin singhshaanvin 16-17, M 1 Response a week ago

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    I just realized that I live in my own 'wonderland' (inside my thought) and that I don't know what to converse with people outside my wonderland. I just realized that it's harder...
    rainyrainsky rainyrainsky 26-30, F 6 Responses a week ago

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    I've noticed how I could be very outspoken when I need to and then be very quiet and reserved in different situations. In my job, I was given the role to be an emcee and a public...
    majesticsea majesticsea 26-30, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Sometimes...people change... Over 3 months ago my type came as: Your personality type is I N F J ! Introverted (I) 54% Extraverted (E) 46% Intuitive (N) 77% Sensing (S) 23...
    swallow90 swallow90 51-55, F 1 Response Feb 4

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    I'm noticed I happy being alone home for days! And when I meet people I'm polite and answer their questions... But I never have any interest in them. So I almost never asking then...
    realcomplicated realcomplicated 26-30, M Feb 4

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    Finally an article that talks about us who are somewhere in between. Everyone is a spectrum in their personality. I love socialising when I am up to it. But I also feel the need to...
    majesticsea majesticsea 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 4

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