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I Am Very Insecure and An Extreme Introvert

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 235 People

    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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    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    Withdrawn was much my motto and state of being.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 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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    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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    Lately feeling like my introvertedness is

    holding me back in life. I had to decline a job because my personality just didn't fit with the job description. I hate feeling like more is expected out of me. Social anxiety. Speech impediment. Broken home. No friends. No family (father left with a new family and doesnt speak...
    purplegirl3111 purplegirl3111 22-25, F 2 Responses May 18

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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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    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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    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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    Do I look like a horse?

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

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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, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    monatonie monatonie 22-25, F 5 Responses May 30

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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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I dislike the fact that a lot of people(most likely those of extroverted tendencies) get mad at us for being introverted. And then equating that to people who are "egotistical...
    OldSoulRedux OldSoulRedux 22-25, F 4 Responses 1 hr ago

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    I've been feeling quite insecure about my body. I also don't like that I'm so insecure about my body because it makes me feel superficial since I direct so much of my attention on...
    heyimbored224 heyimbored224 13-15, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Myth #1 : Introverts don’t like to talk.This is not true. Introverts just don’t talk unless they have something to say. They hate small talk. Get an introvert talking...
    pinkstarburst pinkstarburst 41-45, F 10 Responses 1 day ago

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    My friend told me last night he can tell I'm still very insecure and I want from being confident & having fun to just sitting there and not really answering him. It made me feel...
    mermaidlove418 mermaidlove418 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Shyness and Introversion are not synonymous... Introversion is more about how one responds to stimuli within social dynamics. Shyness is about the fear of interacting within...
    MrsKat78 MrsKat78 36-40, F 2 days ago

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    in high school, i felt out of place. found the most open, isolated spot i could to sit at lunch. back of the bus, back of the class, not feeling "left out", just didn't enjoy being...
    musikid48 musikid48 22-25, M 2 days ago

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    I think a lot of extroverts like to be out and with other people because it keeps them busy, and when they're busy, they do not have negative thoughts in their heads about...
    W1LDF1RE W1LDF1RE 22-25, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I've been in a relationship for about 4 months now. It's my first ever relationship and it makes me feel so insecure sometimes. If I don't hear anything from him for a day, I am...
    UselessNobody UselessNobody 31-35, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I'm an introvert. I don't like crowds, I feel like everyone is judging me. I'd much rather be home with my daughter watching a movie than in a mosh pit or at a party.
    brunettemomof1 brunettemomof1 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    My introvert side is stronger. Im not shy, I just don't feel like talking much sometimes. Alot of people don't understand that. But if I do want to talk to someone, even if I never...
    anonamanda001 anonamanda001 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    I wish I wasn't so insecure with my teeth
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Note before starting: I am very insecure about showing off the upper part of my chest (pec). I asked my mom to help me pick out outfits for the week. She kept showing me tops that...
    ZiggyZebra ZiggyZebra 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    Wow who knew the guy known for always yelling, constantly partying, doing drugs, hitting on girls and always looking for grand activities switches to the Quiet side? As I have been...
    SpiritualPartier SpiritualPartier 18-21, M 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    My name is Jade I'm 21 year old I am really insecure about my face and my weight I feel fat but people say I'm not I don't believe them I want to but I can't and my face keeps...
    bearberryx3 bearberryx3 18-21, F 9 Responses 5 days ago

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    I'm extremely introverted. I'm an artist who works at home. I can stay inside for as long as a month. I've already done it. What's your longest time of staying inside of the house...
    damneat damneat 26-30, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    I can't believe they say that being introvert is "cool". There are times when I tend to envy how extroverts can easily click with new faces whereas I have to endure several...
    JustTheAverageJoe JustTheAverageJoe 13-15 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I have my confidence but I still have those few insecurities that can eat Mr alive. For example, I never walk barefoot because I'm horribly insecure about my feet
    0KatieKat0 0KatieKat0 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    As I got older and started to learn more about myself, I came to the conclusion that I was just different from most of the people around me. The more I tried to fit into the...
    MrsKat78 MrsKat78 36-40, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    My Personality Type would be INTP with Thinking-Dominant and Intuitive-Auxiliary, according to this nifty used book I picked up called "Do What You Are" by Paul D. Tieger and...
    Jugemu Jugemu 31-35, M 4 Responses a week ago

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    I need help determining my mbti type. I took tests, cognitive functions tests, read descriptions. But still unsure of my functions stack. All I know is that I'm an introvert and...
    wallflower01 wallflower01 22-25, F Aug 20

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