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I Am Very Insecure and An Extreme Introvert

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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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Do I look like a horse?

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

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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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    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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    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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    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?

    Or have a horse mouth?
    karinabrown2 karinabrown2 13-15, F 9 Responses Aug 25

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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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Introvertness is my comfort zone . I hate being involved in conversations with people rarely know me .. I just feel uncomfortable in social situations .. being an introvert is not...
    mohameko1987 mohameko1987 26-30, F 7 Responses Nov 21

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    So I have always been perceived and considered myself to be an introvert. But recently someone said something to me that I'd like to get some opinions on. Apparently, for an...
    Alexz72 Alexz72 22-25, F 3 Responses Nov 23

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    It's kind of bitter sweet. Being an introvert saves me from the drama and the BS that surrounds us everywhere we go these days. But it's also really messing with my social and sex...
    Tarabees Tarabees 18-21, M 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    I'm very comfortable in my life. When it comes to myself and my family. I don't need outside friends. Me and my husband are inseparable. I do have to exist outside of my home...
    angie01993 angie01993 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 21

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    I am your typical introvert who gets drained quickly by social activities. But I also, given the choice, always stay at home. Other than going to work or school, I get up, eat...
    W1LDF1RE W1LDF1RE 22-25, M 8 Responses Dec 8

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    I am the only introvert in my family, I like to be alone but I do like to be around friends but it takes a lot for me to go out and do stuff with other people because I like being...
    oOitsallgoodOo oOitsallgoodOo 16-17, M 1 Response Dec 8

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    Fellow introvertlings, what does a perfect introvert day look like?
    Sorfarina Sorfarina 26-30, F 13 Responses Dec 11

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    Ive been an insecure person basically all my life. It's horrible how insecure I've been. I've been working on it and I think I'm getting better but I still have a long way to go I...
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M 1 Response Nov 24

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    I feel insecure about so much pretty much a the time. I always have. I hate feeling so insecure. It's messing up my life
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M 1 Response Nov 25

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    I really do. I'm not the prettiest girl in the world and I'm okay with that. I love who I am and how I look. I still have my days though. I look in the mirror and wonder "why am I...
    curiousitykills57 curiousitykills57 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 7

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    I'm a super introvert and my boyfriend and I butt heads all the time because he is a super extrovert and it drives me crazy because I'm not half as outgoing as him and he always...
    thisgirl92 thisgirl92 18-21, F 4 Responses Nov 21

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    Yes I'm an Introvert & that means I enjoy small intimate settings rather a noisy crowd. I love the sound of the nature instead of the noisy city. I can be shy at times but after a...
    DaCreativeChild DaCreativeChild 22-25, F Nov 22

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    An introvert in an extrovert's world! SMH!
    Onechoice Onechoice 31-35, M 4 Responses Nov 23

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    In book Quiet, i want to read up only chapters related to myself.About introverts.Which are the chapters to read ?
    chaitra1987 chaitra1987 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 25

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    I wish there was a words more intense than introvert
    Fallenprinceofthedarkside Fallenprinceofthedarkside 18-21, M 3 Responses Nov 26

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    Ever since, ive been struggling to be outgoing and talked to people i dont know.. I always ask myself if whats wrong with me but the problem is im just surrounded with lots of...
    feelslikesummer feelslikesummer 16-17 6 Responses Nov 30

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    I learned from the Myers & Briggs personality test that I am 89% introverted. Most people score 60 to 70%.
    ShatteredSoundwaves ShatteredSoundwaves 22-25, M 3 Responses Dec 3

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    That's the way I am and the way I always was since my day of birth.. and I am sorry if my username made some people think in another way about me.. and if you wanna know what does...
    JustCallMeDude JustCallMeDude 18-21, M Dec 5

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    I think one of the reasons why I'm an introvert is because I've been disappointed by so many so called friends during school days and my adult life that I have learnt to be on my...
    Roz2014 Roz2014 41-45, F Dec 10

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    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

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    I'm trap in a world of extrovert But yet I'm still an introvert Talking with people is what you called " easy " Talking with people is what I called " deadly " Your whole...
    neoncloud neoncloud 16-17, M 1 Response Dec 11

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    As the topic says I am an introvert. Growing up I've always been that child who was able to entertain themselves. I've always had a very big imagination and used it quite often...
    tormentedinternally tormentedinternally 26-30, M Dec 11

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    Alright. My mother has planned for us to go on a trip to Florida for my birthday on the 28th. The thought just drains me. I am only doing this for her because she accuses me of...
    goagainsttheflow goagainsttheflow 18-21, F 5 Responses Dec 13

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    very insecure . I've been called fat && ugly non stop .....
    depressiontookover depressiontookover 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 23

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    Yeah she's pretty don't get me wrong and I pull in the guys. But deep down I am insecure about myself it got so bad that avoid looking in mirrors. It's hard to not want to cry when...
    PrincessMarina PrincessMarina 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 24

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    I bring myself down way too easily but i can't help it, i'm so insecure about everything
    SunshineH316 SunshineH316 22-25, F 5 Responses Nov 26

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    My boyfriend is so insecure it's aggravating my soul. This is the same reason my last relationship ended and I don't want this one to go in the same direction.
    CR03 CR03 18-21, F Dec 3

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    Like really really bad & I hate it when my family makes fun of something I'm the most insecure about....
    Queennnnnnn Queennnnnnn 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 3

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