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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...
    BlueSelkie BlueSelkie 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 7, 2013

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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...
    SilverCookies SilverCookies 16-17, F Oct 16, 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...
    Rennn Rennn 18-21, M 11 Responses Jun 11, 2011

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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...
    thelonewood thelonewood 26-30 Mar 27, 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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    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...
    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...
    nightowlinak nightowlinak 41-45, F 5 Responses May 2, 2009

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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...
    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...
    thelonewood thelonewood 26-30 1 Response Apr 5, 2012

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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...
    thelonewood thelonewood 26-30 2 Responses Apr 5, 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...
    thelonewood thelonewood 26-30 1 Response Dec 17, 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...
    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...
    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...
    icanhavewhateveriwant icanhavewhateveriwant 41-45 1 Response May 1, 2009

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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...
    Rene99 Rene99 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 21, 2012

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    I'm so introverted that when I eat in my car in the parking lot before work, I park far a way from all the other cars. When someone parks next to me, I put the key in the ignition...
    goagainsttheflow goagainsttheflow 18-21, F 2 Responses 57 mins ago

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    we live together we've been together for a few years i think we are happy he says it is permanent, that our relationship is for the rest of our lives - so why not? i feel insecure...
    suesue1978 suesue1978 31-35, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    Is there a pill I can take for this? Heh. I've been so busy. That time of the year. John wanted to go out for dinner and drinks last night, and I hadn't seen him since Sunday. God...
    CaptainHowdy21 CaptainHowdy21 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I wrote one story describing myself, and it's been nearly a year since. This is some kind of, but not only, an update as well as an add-on to the previous one, to which I adhere my...
    basicallydifferent basicallydifferent 16-17, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I have only just recently started to realise just how significant this is for me, and I stumbled across this website as part of my 'self-discovery' and affirming to myself of how...
    jsh4 jsh4 22-25, M 5 Responses Mar 23

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    I always think that I'm so selfish. I've realized that I'm an introvert and a Highly Sensitive Person. I feel so small around the crowds and it makes me exhausted to talk in front...
    AkaruiEcho AkaruiEcho 18-21 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Apparently, people want more pictures of me... I'm extremely insecure with how I look, talk, think, and move. I understand I'm not pretty but please don't call me ugly.
    Wishingtobegone Wishingtobegone 13-15, F 9 Responses Mar 23

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    I don't know how to get over it - I'm extremely insecure about myself being good enough for anyone when it comes to relationships. When I was with my ex she cheated on me behind my...
    mwp483 mwp483 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 4

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    I’m definitely an introvert and I prefer it that way. I don’t feel the need to go out, be among lots of people the whole day and doing so usually wears me down. I don’t mind...
    TheGreatLeveler TheGreatLeveler 22-25, M 12 Responses Apr 5

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    I never knew what an introvert was until I went to see my psychiatrist and I was explaining to him that my spouse is always pushing me to go out, leave the house, go bowling etc...
    saraf89 saraf89 22-25, F 10 Responses Mar 21

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    It has gotten so quiet now that the music has stopped. Honestly, the silence is deafening. I should know by now that when a love relationship ends it's a rocky road. But, fool or...
    HeartatSea HeartatSea 46-50, M 3 Responses a week ago

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    The word "introvert" is very distinct from imprecise terms like "shy" or "quiet" as it has a clear definition. An introvert is someone who is drained by socialization and prefers...
    LordSphinx LordSphinx 13-15 Mar 31

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    Many people would think that librarian is a great job for an introvert. Maybe fifty years ago, or maybe if you worked in a particular kind of library. I work in a branch of a...
    bewareofpity bewareofpity 31-35, M 3 Responses Apr 6

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    I wish more people were introverted. Or at least not so chatty. You don't need to talk non stop to communicate well. I know some introverts like chatty friends, because it takes...
    Enthropy Enthropy 31-35, F 18 Responses Apr 9

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    Usually my comments on introversion are negative from being an introvert in an extrovert world but i had a positive experience today. A coworker and i got into a good conversation...
    stryk stryk 31-35, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I have a brown dot on my chin. I have always been so insecure about this. I see people just stare at it and say nothing. I feel like they feel bad for me. I have always loved...
    lauracejaa lauracejaa 13-15, F Mar 26

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    At times I am really really insecure about myself and totally down about everything that I do. Sometimes I'm so insecure that I don't feel good enough to talk or belong with...
    Sd6752 Sd6752 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 21

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    yepperz. one thing i'm most insecure about? My Body. i am a natural slim lady, who eats healthy and junk food at times. sounds fun? not really. for the past 3 years i've been...
    lexik123 lexik123 18-21, F 8 Responses Mar 31

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    I'm a young sexy black woman, but I am also an introverted nerd. I have dated many men in my life, some were more significant than others. However, I still miss important social...
    CantatriceChauve CantatriceChauve 31-35, F 3 Responses Mar 17

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    I am a highly introvert person. Majority of my day goes with myself. At work, at home! I am constantly deep into something. Mostly, topics of my interest like technology...
    philophil philophil 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 17

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    I am an introvert.Not to the point of isolating myself,but only talk to people who interest me.Like to have conversations in my head and reflect on things,and absolutely detest...
    bakonet bakonet 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 20

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    I use to feel sad about it because it's a lonely way to live. However, I LIKE my alone time. Introverts are typically brilliant; silent geniuses. I hope that they find a way to...
    ParaPiscean ParaPiscean 26-30 Mar 22

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    All my life, I have done things on my own. I was never the girl to have a bunch of friends, because I was always so suspicious of people's motives, so I just stuck to myself. I don...
    NYSlilAngel NYSlilAngel 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 23

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    It feels like you need the perfect people to be socially active. But at times, you tend to feel that you don't fit in, in some groups, although you know them really well. I tend...
    xron11 xron11 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 23

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    Just talk to my parents about introverts snd extroverts.They are not even aware of the concept,my dad still thinks I'm some shy and timid girl who needs to open up and 'socialize...
    bakonet bakonet 16-17, F 11 Responses Mar 24

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    I am often exhausted by interacting with people. Don't get me wrong, I love my friends. They bring an energy to my life that I feel is important. However, sometimes I feel drained...
    ifeelunreal ifeelunreal 22-25 3 Responses Mar 24

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    I love people but, like most introverts, I recharge my battery by being alone. When I feel depleted, I will stay at home for days until I feel renewed and then I have the energy to...
    Mattie1203 Mattie1203 41-45, F 4 Responses Mar 27

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    I am an introvert, and my family doesn't understand at all. Even my few close friends don't really understand. I love my family, and enjoy my friends' company immeasurably. I'm...
    AntiMonitor AntiMonitor 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 27

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    I'm an introvert and I am okay with it.
    MissMisunderstood1 MissMisunderstood1 16-17, F 5 Responses Mar 28

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    I always thought I'm different and little weird from ordinary people because my friend and family say so recently I discover I'm introvert and completely normal. I want to embrace...
    HoneyClover HoneyClover 22-25, F Mar 31

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    Does anyone else feels that there is no longer a place for introverts in society????
    Anny1222 Anny1222 18-21, F 5 Responses Apr 7

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    I remember my co-worker asking me "why aren't you talking?" My response was like "I don't actually have anything to say" and little did she know that I'm on the introvert side of...
    nyliemax nyliemax 18-21 7 Responses Apr 9

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    I can often play the role of being friendly and extroverted...but I am truly introverted. I get tired after being surrounded by exchanges of small talk between various people and...
    misscoffee misscoffee 22-25, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    Don't misunderstand me. I don't hate you nor I'm a loner. You won't understand me unless you're also an introvert. I don't want to be alone but that makes me happy and comfortable...
    fajardonickole fajardonickole 13-15, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    I hate teacher's who ignore introverts during class. Even if I participate I rarely get picked. I hate those complementing extrovert-ish students sucking up to teachers and...
    solitudecloud solitudecloud 16-17, F 6 Responses a week ago

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    I am an Introvert in a place I do not call my home. I find myself recently single. Too much going on in my head, not eating not sleeping. I dislike the inside of my house at the...
    qwertiepie qwertiepie 41-45, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    shy and introvert here. sucks to be me lol
    mstud17 mstud17 22-25, F 3 Responses 5 days ago