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I Am Very Insecure and An Extreme Introvert

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 187 People

    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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    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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    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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    Do I look like a horse?

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

    Being an introvert or extrovert is not just a personality trait it actually affects the central nervous system (CNS). Extroverts draw energy from the company of others as their CNS...
    0Anon0 0Anon0 26-30, F 6 Responses Apr 2

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    I was introduced to this term 3 years ago and I knew right away that I fit the criteria. I think it's important to point out that not all introverts are shy. Honestly I hate that...
    nursingstudent4 nursingstudent4 22-25, F 5 Responses Apr 18

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    I wanna share about my experience being an introverts for the past 3 years I've found myself that I'm an introverts and i proud of it i like being alone, spending time alone, i...
    michelle1203 michelle1203 18-21, F Mar 27

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    Until recently, I was struggling with my introverted nature, wishing I could be more extroverted, but I'm beginning to accept being an introvert. I don't mind people by any means...
    deleted deleted 26-30 10 Responses Mar 30

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    There's nothing like an introvert party, cause an introvert party don't start.
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 6 Responses Apr 15

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    I Introverted And In Distress Hey everyone, I just spent roughly an hour looking for somewhere to connect with people that feel the same way as me -- that is, introverted and...
    Missintroverted Missintroverted 26-30, F 7 Responses Apr 17

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    Am I the only one around here who love being an introvert? Rhetorical question aside, what's up with the whole "I'm an introvert I hate it oh my God I need attention so much"? Dear...
    Airlangga Airlangga 18-21 2 Responses a week 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 4 days ago

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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 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    I am at the most insecure I have ever been in my life. I find myself at a point I don't even want to leave my house because I don't want people looking at. There are people fatter...
    vault101 vault101 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 29

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    Im so insecure. Im insecure about everything. My social anxiety, my body, my style, even my face. It's so hard for me to feel comfortable and confident with anything. I can't stop...
    JustineMusey JustineMusey 13-15, F Apr 10

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    What one thing your insecure about ? I'm insecure about my teeth
    SleepIsLife321 SleepIsLife321 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 15

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    Ive been slowly realizing how much being around a bunch of people absolutely drains my energy. I get so sick and tired of being around all those people and just want to find a...
    Sadgirlwithoutarazor1 Sadgirlwithoutarazor1 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 5

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    Hello, new introvert join here !
    Johnsteves Johnsteves 36-40, M 1 Response Apr 6

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    I'm pretty sure i am one. So i kinda have doubts about the seminar i attended this morning when the speaker said that we should be expressive of our feelings to our loved ones. I...
    itcheru itcheru 22-25, F 3 Responses Apr 7

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    I love being an introvert. I can turn on the fun with others when I need to, but I really love just having me time. Alone with my thoughts and the ability to just be.
    grumpykittie13 grumpykittie13 31-35, F 3 Responses Apr 7

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    I recently moved in with a girlfriend and realise it is not working. We moved in together far too soon and I hate it. We have very little in common, apart from the fact we both...
    MattA14 MattA14 22-25, M 2 Responses Apr 10

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    Message to everyone in this group. There is nothing wrong with being introverted and wanting to be alone. You are normal, and probably and amazing person. Never ever think...
    MattA14 MattA14 22-25, M 2 Responses Apr 10

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    Hey everyone, I just spent roughly an hour looking for somewhere to connect with people that feel the same way as me -- that is, introverted and in distress. All day I've been...
    Missintroverted Missintroverted 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 17

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    We are who we are and I really hate the fact that people think being extroverted is good and introverted is bad.
    ashb3r ashb3r 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 18

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    I don't want to be an introvert. I want to be a sociable person and never feel nervous when talking to anyone
    liytsl liytsl 22-25, M 2 Responses Apr 18

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    Idk if it just happen to me or most of the introverts when friends asks you to party with them and you'll ask questions like, where? What time? Who else is going? What should I...
    Angieinthewonderland Angieinthewonderland 18-21, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    Please respond with authenticity,