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I Am Very Insecure and An Extreme Introvert

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 161 People

    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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    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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    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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    Do I look like a horse?

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

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    Do I look like a horse?

    Or have a horse mouth?
    karinabrown2 karinabrown2 13-15, F 9 Responses Aug 25, 2014

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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

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I feel so bad for people who call introversion an affliction because I feel that it is a lifestyle choice. I am an introvert because I choose to be. I withdraw from society because...
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    I am completely happy with being introverted. However, at times it does hold me back from doing quite a lot with my friends and family. I do get upset thinking about it, but...
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    I hate my body so much that I've been anorexic. When that got straightened out. I was bulimic. Not everyone agrees with these choices to be anorexic or bulimic. But they don't know...
    Cutie314 Cutie314 16-17, F Jan 12

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    Here's my story I have had a phobia of "fat" people ever since I was old enough remember my mom and sister have always been over weight I was always terrified and would have...
    fightingforlife fightingforlife 16-17, F 3 Responses Jan 17

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    I'm starting to become so freakin insecure about my boobs. they're so large. I just I don't know... I rarely felt insecure about them, not in this way at least. until I got a bra...
    nadsxo2 nadsxo2 16-17, F Jan 1

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    It's rare that I'm insecure. However one thing that I am insecure about is when me and a female friend would link arms while walking in public or holding hands. Or put their arm...
    XxWolverinaxX XxWolverinaxX 18-21 3 Responses Jan 20

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    I hate feeling like this. I still feel so insecure sometimes - mostly about my appearance and about aspects of my personality. I know I really shouldn't feel insecure, but I can't...
    Sapphire14 Sapphire14 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    My mom has been sleeping upstairs, and I dislike it. If she is in the room right next to mine I can't concentrate, and since I am a night owl I can't listen to music or watch my...
    MissMadHatter MissMadHatter 18-21, T 3 Responses Dec 30, 2014

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    The happiest of New Years to all of my fellow introverts who will be enjoying a peaceful evening in their own company with a clear head to start 2015!
    djps djps 18-21, F 19 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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    Is it strange that I'd prefer to spend New Years Eve alone? I was invited to a few parties and was also welcomed to spend the night. Most of these friends are ones I've grown...
    455cargirl 455cargirl 36-40, F 23 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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    I'm not at all shy. I just don't really like people. I don't hate people, I just don't care for mundane or irrelevant conversation. I don't watch reality tv, or American idol, and...
    CloseButNoGuitar CloseButNoGuitar 26-30, M 4 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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    I can be alone for days away from my daily relationships, but find that I need contact with my EP friends very frequently. I still think that makes me an introvert because I can...
    FBR4536 FBR4536 41-45, F 4 Responses Jan 4

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    I am about to have an anxiety attack. I recently started talking to this guy I know in class and he's funny also smart. We've been talking for 3 days a lot and even skyping. He...
    PoopieNoodle PoopieNoodle 18-21, F 7 Responses Jan 12

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    Now reading: Quiet. Trying to know more about us, introverts :)
    OnlyCB OnlyCB 26-30, F 3 Responses Jan 12

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    When plans get cancelled, I try to act disappointed but inside I just feel like "Yes!" I thought that wasn't normal but I can't deny that I am quite introverted. I also can't tell...
    Sh4dy Sh4dy 13-15, M 2 Responses Jan 13

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    I couldn't go to the movies with this guy I started talking to at school. He says he's a extrovert at school but at home he is a introvert. He started talking to my best friend and...
    PoopieNoodle PoopieNoodle 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 17

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    I'm looking for introvert conventions, conferences, gatherings, or even local support groups, in my area. I reside in southern California. Has anyone heard of such a thing? I'd...
    WHY2015 WHY2015 41-45, M 3 Responses Jan 17

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    Just curious.. How do introverts celebrate their birthday?
    OnlyCB OnlyCB 26-30, F 13 Responses Jan 20

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    I am an extrovert in the sense that I love being in large crowds, and am willing to make a fool of myself in a public space just for the laughs. But, I'm introverted cause I tend...
    Ayelmaobby Ayelmaobby 13-15, M a week ago

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    A common misconception about introverts is that we don't like people. I do like people, I just am not very good at interacting with them because it does not come naturally. It...
    LostInTheWoulds LostInTheWoulds 46-50, M 3 Responses 5 days ago

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