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I Am Very Insecure and An Extreme Introvert

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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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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    Withdrawn was much my motto and state of being.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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I am because of being introvert and insecure, I am always misinterpreted that I am a snub person, when in fact, I am not. But, my insecurity passes through my entire system because...
    Laurelia Laurelia 22-25, T Mar 3

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    So yeah. Idk, i think if i ever show all my feelings and share all my thoughts, that would make me so vulnerable... Indeed, I am a very vulnerable person inside... it's just I...
    TheArtisticOne TheArtisticOne 18-21, F 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    Just because someone is introverted doesn't mean he doesn't like company. Interaction is just expensive to introverts, and they don't want to spend it on something annoying or...
    stiltcourt stiltcourt 41-45, F 25 Responses Mar 4

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    I am introverted but...I know people think that to be introverted means shy. It does not. But I think i'm the most introverted person I've ever met. I'm so content being alone. I...
    HigherCalling HigherCalling 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 5

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    "Introvert create their energy self. Introvert too get lonely. Thats true. On-one can live alone in this universe." -Self Introvert experience
    nreal nreal 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 13

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    I thought this was so on point for me. I have been feeling so overwhelmed lately! I enjoy hanging out with my friends, but I need a break. I just want time to myself. I get so...
    littlejxoxo littlejxoxo 26-30, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    not sure. i mean, dont get me wrong, large crowds, loud chattering and taking behind peoples back are just the tip of the reasons of how most introverts ... think, i guess. but, i...
    BlackSilence BlackSilence 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 10

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    I call myself a mild introvert. I tend to be introverted, but I do have extroverted moments here and there. I'm also pretty awkward in large social gatherings, I prefer my own...
    AngelicDarkness AngelicDarkness 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 20

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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 1 Response 5 days ago

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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...
    everyotherusernamewastaken everyotherusernamewastaken 26-30, M 9 Responses 2 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 3 days ago

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    Most people I meet will never believe that I'm introverted because I am loud, love to socialize, and can entertain crowds. However, I think all decisions through on my own and need...
    Leann8484 Leann8484 26-30 Mar 5

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    Yes, I'm an introvert. No I'm not stuck up. No I'm not antisocial. I'm just listening. I'm just observing. I can't stand small talk... But I'll talk about life for hours. I'd...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 22-25, F Mar 8

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    I like being alone, thinking about just life in general. I love nature, I can be alone with nature without a care in the world. I find prolonged social gatherings a chore. I enjoy...
    lilgracie5 lilgracie5 26-30, F 5 Responses Mar 9

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    It started when I reached puberty.. Crowd started causing me headaches, talkative individuals are annoying, too much n too loud laughter is irritating.. In my family only my...
    FaitAccomp1i FaitAccomp1i 70+, M Mar 10

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    Sometimes I wonder if I am more an introvert or if I have social anxiety? I find it hard to socialize,hate small talks and I try to find something to talk about ,this happens when...
    karymendes karymendes 18-21, F 5 Responses Mar 14

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    Is it true that introverts live in their confort zone and extrovert out of it?
    karymendes karymendes 18-21, F 5 Responses Mar 14

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    I have a low social battery that needs recharged often, probably from being around idiots all day... So I need to be left alone and I will only make exceptions for my daughter or...
    Retro5NAF Retro5NAF 26-30, F 3 Responses Mar 17

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    An interesting article... http://higherperspective.com/2015/01/introverts.html?utm_source=cleo&ts_pid=2
    Cherbelle Cherbelle 41-45, F Mar 17

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    Personality Disorder?! Looking at how EP has categorized my stories, I saw that I had four stories under "Personality Disorder" so I checked which ones they were. They were all...
    FeelingOrange FeelingOrange 46-50, F 1 Response Mar 19

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    I hate that as an introvert I am always tapped into other's emotions, but the same respect isn't given in return. I wish more people would realize that it's not about not wanting...
    mizztouchdown487 mizztouchdown487 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 22

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    You know that feeling when you see someone so perfect with their little fit body and amazing hair? that feeling of dread washes over me and I feel so lonely and lost, I am nowhere...
    MindlessInspiration MindlessInspiration 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 4

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    Being insecure is like drawing a picture. All you ever see are the mistakes but others may not even notice them. Don't let one tiny mistake ruin your whole picture.
    ChloeLTFU ChloeLTFU 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 5