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I Am Very Insecure and An Extreme Introvert

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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    Withdrawn was much my motto and state of being.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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    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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    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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    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 11 Responses Jun 11, 2011

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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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    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 2 hrs ago

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    However, for someone that always find comfort in solitude, it is ridiculous how lonely this life can be. We are never meant to be alone. Sure, us introverts love being alone...
    silverrocket silverrocket 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 29

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    I am the most insecure person yet semi confident some days if that makes sense
    Cherishmiracles Cherishmiracles 18-21, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    I have moments where i am extremely shy and introverted and i have moments where i am loud and hyper.
    Lilys3 Lilys3 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    I have severe stuttering and I really ******* hate it sometimes. I can't even talk around my friends or be myself because I'm so self-conscious about it. I can't even answer...
    TheGuy147 TheGuy147 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 22

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    I def belong to this group. I have really become insecure about myself. And to be honest the older I get the worse it is. I have this problem that I don't see what others see in...
    excessbaggage excessbaggage 36-40, F 3 Responses Aug 3

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    It's easier for me to put my words in writing than to talk. I need time to sort through my head before replying to a question. I don't like going to dinners with my fiances...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jul 21

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    i really, really ******* hate being an introvert. maybe "introvert" isn't really the right word though, i think that something along the lines of a person who suffers from social...
    BlaRiix BlaRiix 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 25

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    I am an introverted intuitive feeling judger. AKA INFJ. I know there are many other introverts here, who want to take a break from the constant stimulation our society. I know I am...
    TwiSparkorm TwiSparkorm 13-15, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I have a couple of friends on EP who i'm really grateful for, but I want more than anything just to have someone I can hang out with, have laughs with, who'll be willing to go out...
    CaitlinBuchan97 CaitlinBuchan97 16-17, F 5 Responses Aug 2

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    I've had little choice but to get used to it, I've always been relatively introverted albeit with extrovert tendencies which have now all but gone. I've been trying to meet people...
    Reallifeperson Reallifeperson 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 28

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    introvert here who loves sex and needs someone who understands introverts
    Dereklynn Dereklynn 41-45, M Aug 4

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    There is a difference between being shy an being introverted. I consider myself to be both but more shy than introverted since one you get to know me I open up a lot.
    mhLILRED mhLILRED 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 6

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    I feel the need to get along with people that are around so that I do not feel lonely, couple of friends actually have provided that support for me, whether to contact them once in...
    crescent567 crescent567 16-17, M a week ago

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    I am insecure about a lot of things. First, my arms I don't like showing my arms and I don't like looking at myself in the mirror. I keep looking down every mirror see to avoid...
    roselani2005 roselani2005 26-30, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I'm comfortable being an introvert but other people are not. And that's ok. :)
    dree2014 dree2014 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 28

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    An interesting lecture about us introverts ! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c0KYU2j0TM4&feature=player_embedded
    boxersoff4u boxersoff4u 51-55, M 1 Response Jul 28

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    I'm an introvert as if you couldn't tell. But I can be nice. And I can be mean. Also I probably won't start talking to you but if I get started I probably won't like i stop talking...
    ElMatador96 ElMatador96 16-17, M Jul 31

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    We can be misunderstood and we are fine with that. The thing about introverts, is once they feel comfortable with you, they can be the most caring, fun, creative, intelligent...
    shen8 shen8 36-40, F 5 Responses Aug 1

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    I too never heard of the word introvert until a few years ago. I am so relieved I now know what I am. Always thought there was something wrong with me.
    kjt822 kjt822 46-50, F 3 Responses Aug 6

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    Why is it that if you are an introvert people just assume you can't have fun? Is it because we are quite?😶
    Mercury90 Mercury90 22-25, F 7 Responses Aug 7

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    I am an introvert to the highest possible degree, to the point of being self - absorbed most of the time although not selfish as I don't demand attention, or much of anything, from...
    Philonous Philonous 18-21, M 2 Responses Aug 10

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    I used to be way more introverted, but now I try to make a conscience effort to at least stop averting my eyes from theirs. Haha! I try to look inviting, so if someone wants to...
    ShimmerSquirrels13 ShimmerSquirrels13 22-25, F 6 days ago

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    Well more like three-quarters introverted and a-quarter extroverted :)
    easynuh easynuh 26-30, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I had to take the MMPI-Adolescents test awhile back, for those who don't know that is a 498 true-false question test that tests for personality disorders, personality traits, and...
    kxCobra kxCobra 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I want to accept the fact that I am an introvert, but I get upset because I feel like I am missing out on something when I hang out with extroverts who are having a lot of fun and...
    Miiicchellllee Miiicchellllee 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    and not ashamed of it. I think one of the issues with our society is that we glorify extroversion and outgoingness, but condemn people who are quiet/shy/introverted as having...
    LockedDarius LockedDarius 26-30, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    People keep on saying that I have a horse mouth, lips, over whatever. I feel very insecure about that 😔
    iv0ryr0s3 iv0ryr0s3 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 23

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    I am so insecure. I won't let anyone even touch me. I am so ugly and have too many flaws
    AmericanPie91 AmericanPie91 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 23

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    I don't know why, I'm just really insecure And I feel so bad about the way I look and act and talk. I just pick out all of the flaws I have
    Tayway22 Tayway22 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 26

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    I totally am. And I don't know why. My husband is so hot and tells me I'm pretty everyday. But I still am just insecure with myself. Which causes jealousy. Which makes me feel...
    F0REVERY0UNG23 F0REVERY0UNG23 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 28

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    As a female I have always been insecure about the way I look. I am not stick thin but I am not overweight and I know that there are a lot of other girls that would be so grateful...
    owens321bam owens321bam 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 29