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    (Original post by WoodyMKC)
    I consider myself an introvert. I prefer socialising with small groups. I find a lot of social interaction very tiring. I'm quite a private person. I hate things like public speaking or performing. I genuinely enjoy time by myself. That's pretty much what being an introvert is.

    What you're describing, is someone that's very shy. That's not me. Do I go all weird if people start talking to me? No. Am I a better conversationalist than a lot of loud-mouthed extroverts I know? I believe so. Do I possess a good deal of self confidence? Yes. Do I love catching attention because of the way I look? Absolutely. Do I have trouble speaking my mind or confronting people? Absolutely not.

    Being introverted is basically enjoying a quiet life, it has nothing to do with how shy or unconfident you are.
    Yes, although introverts and shyness do tend to go hand in hand often.
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    (Original post by WoodyMKC)
    I consider myself an introvert. I prefer socialising with small groups. I find a lot of social interaction very tiring. I'm quite a private person. I hate things like public speaking or performing. I genuinely enjoy time by myself. That's pretty much what being an introvert is.What you're describing, is someone that's very shy. That's not me. Do I go all weird if people start talking to me? No. Am I a better conversationalist than a lot of loud-mouthed extroverts I know? I believe so. Do I possess a good deal of self confidence? Yes. Do I love catching attention because of the way I look? Absolutely. Do I have trouble speaking my mind or confronting people? Absolutely not.Being introverted is basically enjoying a quiet life, it has nothing to do with how shy or unconfident you are.
    This. (didn't realise I've repped you before, couldn't rep sorry).

    Introversion basically means that our primary mode of living is based internally, this is our default mode. Secondary mode is externally; it doesn't come as naturally, nor is it our preferred way of dealing with life.

    Introverts need solitude to recharge, extroverts need socialising to recharge. The line in between is blurred, it varies in degree from person to person; it's more like a sliding scale.
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    (Original post by cbreef)
    Yes, although introverts and shyness do tend to go hand in hand often.
    Yep, as I've said in my other posts, being shy makes you introverted by nature, whereas conversely you can be introverted (i.e. enjoy a quiet lifestyle) without being shy. So to use the two terms interchangeably would be incorrect.
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    I hate the whole introvert=hates socialising with people thing. Just because I'm quiet and reserved doesn't mean I don't appreciate having people around, it's just so tiring to maintain a conversation when I rarely have opportunities to practise socialising because people just assume being alone=you hate people.
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    (Original post by lizzyc501)
    I hate the whole introvert=hates socialising with people thing. Just because I'm quiet and reserved doesn't mean I don't appreciate having people around, it's just so tiring to maintain a conversation when I rarely have opportunities to practise socialising because people just assume being alone=you hate people.
    I agree with this so much
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    (Original post by AreUHigh)
    You start talking to them and they look at you like some kind of weirdo. M8 I'm just trying to make the day a bit cheerier thanks for ******** on my parade.
    Thanks mate. I hate extroverts just as strongly


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    Wouldn't you just hate it if we were all the same?
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    (Original post by ALYAMAANI)
    Wouldn't you just hate it if we were all the same?
    No


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    (Original post by WoodyMKC)
    Not always. If you're shy, you're going to be introverted also, it's unavoidable. If you're shy, you don't like being around people.
    I don't think I've disagreed with a statement more in my life! Personally I'm an incredibly shy person, however I would class myself as somewhat of an extrovert due to the fact I absolutely hate being alone and gain energy and motivation from social interaction. Going a day with no social interaction leaves me feeling awful; lethargic and demotivated to do anything!

    Being shy doesn't always mean you don't like being around people, it just means it might take you longer to become comfortable and open with people. As a shy person I find it incredibly difficult to initiate interaction with new people, despite the fact I really want to.
 
 
 
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