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I Am Very Insecure and An Extreme Introvert

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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    Withdrawn was much my motto and state of being.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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    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...
    thelonewood thelonewood 26-30 1 Response Dec 17, 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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    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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    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 think I'd be ecstatic to date someone who was hopelessly socially inept, just because I wouldn't have to...
    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 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...
    thelonewood thelonewood 26-30 Mar 27, 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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    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...
    thelonewood thelonewood 26-30 1 Response Apr 5, 2012

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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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    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 1 Response Apr 21, 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 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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    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

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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...
    thelonewood thelonewood 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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    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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    10 Myths And Facts About Introverts! Myths and Facts about Introverts Myth 1 – Introverts don’t like to talk. This is not true. Introverts just don’t talk unless they have...
    alexgabriel alexgabriel 22-25, M 6 Responses Jun 26

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    I know this is a bit, you know, but I feel like introverts are misunderstood by most people so I thought I'd post the top 10 myths about introverts. I'm a shy introvert btw. I got...
    LFCno1 LFCno1 18-21, M 10 Responses Jul 15

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    I have severe stuttering and I really ******* hate it sometimes. I can't even talk around my friends or be myself because I'm so self-conscious about it. I can't even answer...
    TheGuy147 TheGuy147 16-17, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    From the time we start school, and even before, we are made painfully aware that being outgoing is prized and being introverted is somehow the inferior, even shameful, opposite...
    bast1 bast1 51-55, F 6 Responses a week ago

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    I am an introvert and lately, I have found that most people don't understand me as an introvert. I am not shy, I am quiet. If you get to know me and get past my introvertedness...
    ToBeAnOtaku101 ToBeAnOtaku101 16-17, F 5 Responses Jul 2

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    I am extremely insecure about myself and today i got over it by buying my first bikini in years now when I get back home I'll start working out more so it looks better I'm so happy...
    Excuseme1357 Excuseme1357 13-15, F Jul 12

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    this is not bad really as far as none comes on my way bullying me.I read books continuously all day and take breaks to listen to music..rarely,I get out of my shell. the thing is I...
    crystalviolet382 crystalviolet382 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 29

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    I've been an introvert my whole life and sometimes I like it sometimes I just hate it. It's hard to do everyday things when you're an introvert, if you're also an introvert you'll...
    Born2Inspire Born2Inspire 18-21, M Jul 6

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    I am an introvert. And i am in need of friends. Besides work, I spend all of my time alone. My boyfriend is on the other side of the world. The people who were supposed to be my...
    Rozzysings Rozzysings 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 8

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    It's easier for me to put my words in writing than to talk. I need time to sort through my head before replying to a question. I don't like going to dinners with my fiances...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    i really, really ******* hate being an introvert. maybe "introvert" isn't really the right word though, i think that something along the lines of a person who suffers from social...
    BlaRiix BlaRiix 16-17, M 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    This should had come as no shock to me. But somehow i forgot?. Acually I did not need to read any book, or take any test to figure that out. I know i felt shy as a kid, altho...
    mirkwood86 mirkwood86 26-30, M Jun 29

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    I'm a social introvert which is odd to most people. I talk a lot when I am around people, I just can't keep quiet. I just get so very tired from the interactions. I after a while...
    Lostintheden Lostintheden 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 8

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    And I am proud. Sadly I don't know any other introverts and I wish I did. I want a deep friendship and the ability to have a long meaningful conversation with another introvert. I...
    Shizuka000 Shizuka000 13-15, F 10 Responses Jul 17

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    I would really like an introvert my age to talk to. They are no other introverts I know and I want some to actually talk to.
    Shizuka000 Shizuka000 13-15, F a week ago

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    I have the confidence of Barbie but I'm insecure and people tell me all day wow!!! Your so beautiful !!! But I want to know hat myself so for insecure girl don't be insecure your...
    Angel2345 Angel2345 13-15, F Jun 29

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    I know I'm overweight. My DOCTOR told me one time, even after I knew. I'm also extremely ugly, and no one can tell me differently. I've had at least 3 different people tell me, and...
    tfioslove tfioslove 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 16

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    I don't know, I feel awkward about posting my insecurities, even here where no one knows me. But I feel too shy.. Here goes nothing I'm really insecure about my face. I think I...
    emidog emidog 13-15, F Jul 3

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    People tell me I am really great, but I don't feel that way. I am so freaking insecure I can hardly breath sometimes! And it's not even about my body, it's about me. I feel as if I...
    WAWM WAWM 18-21, F Jul 4

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    I am a lot less insecure with my body then I was last year, I use to hate everything about myself especially when I had zit outbreaks or dry skin and or when I just didn't like the...
    ECrierie ECrierie 16-17, M Jul 13

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    I've always been insecure. Even as a child all I ever wanted to be was this "perfect" kid my parents were pushing me to be. And I think that's why I'm still insecure now, mainly...
    joshbeaudoin joshbeaudoin 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 13

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    A psychiatrist told me that I am what is known as a "social introvert." I am very comfortable speaking in front of groups, and I have acted in community theater a great deal. I can...
    eddiecarbone eddiecarbone 61-65, M 2 Responses Jun 27

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    We, introverts, are great! :)
    theanja1 theanja1 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 27

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    Are you an introvert? I'm a good listener. =)
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 27

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    It's a curious mix. I am awkward socially and yet I can make up for that. In a way... I cross social boundaries as I have barely any intuition socially. Intellectually and...
    Themsen Themsen 22-25, M 1 Response Jun 28

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    I hate going to social events so much that I never even leave my house and if I do I will rarely get out of the car. The past two years of high school I didn't help with any of my...
    Juliette18 Juliette18 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 28

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    I'm not sure if I'm a natural introvert or life experiences have made me one. Constantly moving as a child, being an immigrant, not having family nearby, having "friends" betray me...
    LonerProblems LonerProblems 41-45, F 2 Responses Jun 29

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    I don't look at it as a bad thing. I look at it as a beautiful thing. I believe introverts are the most beautiful people on the inside. I feel they view life in such a unique...
    missylawl missylawl 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 2

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    I am an introvert. I always like to be alone since I was a kid. I do have close friends but now they are in different places, enrolled into different colleges. When I first found...
    thelonercollegestudent thelonercollegestudent 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 4

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    idk sometimes I feel extroverted cos I love meeting new people...but at the same time I'm more introverted in the sense that I despise anything that literally FORCES me to be...
    sailorantares sailorantares 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 6

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    I just came back from my boyfriend's family's bbq (family friends were there, neighbours.....their minister), it was a lovely time, but I felt so overwhelmed by all the 'noise'. So...
    faith9 faith9 31-35, F 4 Responses Jul 6

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    I am definitely an introvert.... but I do like meeting new " nice" people. I have my social days sometimes when I feel as if I can talk all day to anyone. Its just mixed up ! I...
    glassfire100 glassfire100 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 7