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I Am Very Insecure and An Extreme Introvert

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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

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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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    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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    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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    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 1 Response 4 days ago

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Do I look like a horse?

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

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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 31-35, M Mar 3

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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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    looking for a woman to chat with

    and possible texting.
    codynv88 codynv88 26-30, M 4 days ago

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Hmm.. It's not that I'm introverted, it's just that I'm less sociable and less engaging around strangers and people I rarely talk or associate with. I'm more of an observer: I try...
    Shug16 Shug16 16-17, F 1 Response 21 hrs ago

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    I figure that telling this to my group of people might help me get some helpful responses. Whenever someone provokes me with the intent to start conflict, I get extremely angry...
    CaptainShiromaru CaptainShiromaru 18-21, M 2 Responses May 14

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    I bought a skirt and I don't dare to wear it. It's not the first time this has happened to me. I feel insecure about my taste in clothes, I feel insecure about how I look in them...
    rileystella rileystella 22-25, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I am sick of being told to be more extroverted(more outgoing or talkative in my case). When I ask why should I? I usually get told they care about me and don't want me to be...
    soulfulmind5 soulfulmind5 13-15, F Apr 22

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    Things every introvert does: "I could be home, on the Internet right now." when you're In a store, and someone is standing in front of an item you want, you pretend to look for...
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 23

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    I don't get why extroverts mix introverts up with lonely people. Sure, we need alone time (a lot), and crowds are just not our thing, but why do they ASSUME that we are lonely...
    reivven reivven 13-15, F 9 Responses May 3

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    I just recently learned what a real Introvert is. People who get energized from being alone and enjoy connecting with themselves. I always thought I was an introvert but I'm not...
    TedInstead TedInstead 18-21, M 4 Responses May 9

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    Lately I've been feeling really insecure about my body. I've never really been a pretty girl but I haven't felt this bad when I look in the mirror in a while. I've been gaining...
    mclovin31321 mclovin31321 22-25, F Apr 30

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    I really struggle with feeling insecure and ashamed of myself for several reasons. I had an awful high school, college, and somewhat hard grad school experience. In high school, I...
    fabgirl824 fabgirl824 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 30

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    I hate feeling insecure. I try not to and I really try to remind myself that I am a strong, beautiful, intelligent woman, who has everything she needs. I I just cannot figure out...
    MarriedChick MarriedChick 22-25, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I am insecure. I know everyone is. But... i just really really feel it every day. Always have been this way. Maybe it's good sometimes, and sometimes it's not. I dont know, it's...
    ThinkingCat ThinkingCat 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I am super insecure in my relationship for no real reason. My boyfriend of 3 years is incredible towards me. He is very kind, generous and understanding. My fear of abandonment...
    Monique58 Monique58 22-25, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Wait I am confused, I do bomb stuff, get crazy out there and party!! But I want nothing to do with anybody and I like being a loner hell even my own company is exciting. Does this...
    SpiritualStoner SpiritualStoner 16-17, M 3 Responses Apr 24

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    For a long time I wasn't sure if I was socially awkward or what, but I think I'm just an introvert. I feel uncomfortable around everyone except my husband and a couple of other...
    butters510 butters510 26-30, F 6 Responses Apr 27

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    Yes, I'm introvert, but not! antisocial. I just don't like daily chit chat, and can't stand crowded places... But I get along with people just fine! I just need to be alone...
    littlewolf1 littlewolf1 13-15, F May 8

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    I'm a total introvert but maybe when I'm around my best friends, I'll be like Beyonce *flawless* *queen* *yass*. But sadly, I don't have any friends.
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses May 9

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    I was perfectly Fine few years back.I was friendly with everyone.Few years back my best friend ditched me and I started getting scared by talking with people.I have turned...
    Rutuja05 Rutuja05 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I am an introvert in customer service. This is the second time I've been involved in a store closing and the negativity is coming on faster than a tidal wave. Even though, at the...
    Thisbe Thisbe 22-25, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Always been, always will be. I don't mind socializing with other people, but just not too much please. I get tired just thinking about the schedules some people have. I need plenty...
    UselessNobody UselessNobody 31-35, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I'm curious to know what other introverts like to do to relax and recharge. For me, it's reading, writing or watching movies. What do you like to do?
    Lsj01 Lsj01 22-25, F 8 Responses 5 days ago

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    There are some types of introverts. I only know 2 of them. The first one is very quiet, anti social but do have a few friends. The other one is talks a lot, friendly but others...
    wazzup97 wazzup97 16-17, F 3 Responses 5 days ago