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I Am Very Insecure and An Extreme Introvert

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 227 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    monatonie monatonie 22-25, F 5 Responses May 30

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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?

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

    So sick of a dead end marriage. I'm alone all week and tomorrow is my birthday. I'm looking for a real present.
    good4nothin1 good4nothin1 31-35, M 23 mins ago

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    I can't accept the way i look. I feel like to everyone else i am just a fat ugly un human thing.
    megangibson megangibson 13-15, F 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    I am actually in a quite poor health right now that it won't be strange if I die anytime soon. Especially as people around me, people in my house are constantly making me angry...
    panopticonett panopticonett 22-25, M 6 hrs ago

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    "I could be home on the internet right now." My thoughts when I'm at a party. Which, might I add, is never.
    StarStealingGirl StarStealingGirl 18-21, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    Most of the times I don't like it when I have to introduce a friend of mine from a different circle to another from a different circle. Not because I don't want them to become...
    letstalk27 letstalk27 26-30, F 3 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    I don't know if I am shy, introverted, have social anxiety, or a mix of all three, but it's really starting to affect my life in a negative way. It seems this world caters to the...
    anhonestgirl anhonestgirl 26-30, F 1 day ago

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    Don't judge, but I'm 13, I have social anxiety, and this happened at the end of 7th grade. Let me just start off with saying that this happened in a period of 2-3 months. It was...
    Ofkx Ofkx 13-15, M 3 days ago

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    I feel so guilty about being an introvert, at this moment because my husband has a wedding to go to. And I'm dreading the thought of going. I get nauseous just thinking of having...
    patty78roman patty78roman 36-40, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    I'm an introvert; quiet and keep to myself not very outgoing, most of the time. But I also feel that there is a part of me is an extrovert; I get louder and more outgoing, I want...
    BriarRose96 BriarRose96 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    INFJ true introvert crazy if you will but entertain this thought that maybe true introverts may just very well have an edge intuition being a trait sixth sense of sorts leads me to...
    TANQ247 TANQ247 26-30, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    During the day I would be this happy, focussed super achiever who is full of energy and enthusiasm. However, at night I turn into this super depressed, extremely emotional being...
    fantomy fantomy 31-35, M 4 days ago

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    It's not just about certain parts of my body because I know that I am a pretty girl but for some reason I feel so much more prettier when I have makeup on but everyone tells me I'm...
    LuvLostSoul LuvLostSoul 26-30, F 6 days ago

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    I'm not quiet not shy, I'm actually quiet good at leading a conversation especially my facial expression and my way of talking. Some even call me charismatic. But still, I get...
    Sapphireray Sapphireray 22-25, F 9 Responses 6 days ago

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    **** my life, I'll be single forever. What's the point of living... I can't even keep a girl entertained, I'm so dullšŸ˜•... I hate being an introvert. I'm not shy, I'm just quiet...
    jimcrick jimcrick 22-25, M 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    I'm an introvert but i hate being alone/lonely. Does anyone have the same situation as me? Maybe we can be friend Why is bad things always happen to me ;(
    yong95 yong95 18-21, M 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I'm sorry to my friends I normally talk to all the time, I've been EXTREMELY busy and I haven't talked to anyone really in about a week. With all that's been going on in my life...
    RyRyOfAwesomeness RyRyOfAwesomeness 16-17, M a week ago

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    I hate it, I hate that i can't leave the house without makeup. My face is actually clear, what I mean is that I don't have acne although I have the odd spot every now and then...
    ItsJustRebecca ItsJustRebecca 13-15, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    I've got a good resume on the outside - high school class president, Cornell BA, Columbia MBA, director at major company. But inside, I'm completely insecure and scared. I keep...
    scaredpoopless scaredpoopless 31-35, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    I'm sorry if I don't reply to any messages today, I feel like being introverted and keep things to myself today.
    Miriamjen Miriamjen 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 27

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    Recently I've been told I was insecure. And in the most insecure way I deflected those statements and tried to hide behind it with jokes that aren't funny, sexual statements that...
    EatLiftRepeat EatLiftRepeat 26-30, M 1 Response Jun 27

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    I'll always be insecure. But I'm trying to accept myself and all my imperfections. I'll never look as amazing as other girls, but I'm ok with that. I'm finally ok with who I am...
    Ellythegymnast Ellythegymnast 13-15, F 3 Responses Jun 26