lifestyle Being an Introvert Is. . .  

Katie Mach
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Being an introvert is pretty common, but it doesn't seem like the world was made for us introverts. The list of introvert problems could go on forever: having a 20 minute party tolerance, the chronic fear of interviews, and the dreaded conversation with a stranger (if you wanted to talk to someone on the bus, you wouldn't be staring at whatever inanimate thing you could find.) These are just some of the situations that introverts have a hard time with. Having an introverted personality can feel like a constant battle for your sanity, or at least some peace and quiet. 

What's it like to be an introvert? This list covers some of the daily plagues of being an introvert in an extrovert's world, but there are many more, so add anything not covered here!

See also: The Best Dating Tips for Introverts
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Living in Your Head is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Being an Introvert Is. . .
Living in Your Head You are expressive, just usually not to other people.

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Being Content Alone is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Being an Introvert Is. . .
Being Content Alone You know that your life and happiness doesn't depend on constant companionship.

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Overthinking is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Being an Introvert Is. . .
Overthinking Most of your interactions play out in your head before they do in real life.

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Thought Provoking is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Being an Introvert Is. . .
Thought Provoking Spending less time talking means that your mind can wander.

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Complex is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Being an Introvert Is. . .
Complex Sometimes you love to socialize, sometimes you want to hide under the bed. It depends.

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Having Different Priorities is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Being an Introvert Is. . .
Having Different Priorities It's only 10:00, but there's a really great movie rental at home that you can't watch at the bar.

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Misunderstood is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Being an Introvert Is. . .
Misunderstood There isn't anything wrong with being introverted, but a lot of people don't get it.

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Quiet is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Being an Introvert Is. . .
Quiet Silence is a beautiful thing.

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Difficult to Explain is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Being an Introvert Is. . .
Difficult to Explain No, you don't dislike people, no, you aren't lonely, no, you're not a hermit.

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Having a Small Group of Good F... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Being an Introvert Is. . .
Having a Small Group of Good Friends It's quality, not quantity.

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Using the Weekend Differently is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Being an Introvert Is. . .
Using the Weekend Differently Sometimes, you need to use the weekend for quality alone time, not more social time.

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Genuine is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Being an Introvert Is. . .
Genuine It's just the way you are, and that's a good thing.

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Isolating is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Being an Introvert Is. . .
Isolating It seemed like you just took a little break. Turns out you haven't spoken in three days.

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Peaceful is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Being an Introvert Is. . .
Peaceful No conflict, no social etiquette, no anxiety. Finally!

Things Your Mother Told You... That She Was Right About

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Avoiding the Phone is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Being an Introvert Is. . .
Avoiding the Phone You aren't comfortable ordering pizza, let alone talking to friends on the phone.

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Rewarding is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Being an Introvert Is. . .
Rewarding Spending a day by yourself is a great reminder that you are good company!

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Challenging is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Being an Introvert Is. . .
Challenging Sometimes, you just have to do things you aren't comfortable with. Like interviews.

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Being Patient is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Being an Introvert Is. . .
Being Patient That chatty man on the bus thinks he's being friendly, but you had headphones in for a reason.

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Stressful is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Being an Introvert Is. . .
Stressful Oh no, you couldn't get out of this party. Quick, find a corner to drink in.

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Frustrating is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Being an Introvert Is. . .
Frustrating It's easy to come across as uninterested or rude when you prefer not having constant conversation.

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Draining is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Being an Introvert Is. . .
Draining Putting your social foot forward for long periods of time is exhausting.

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Healthy is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Being an Introvert Is. . .
Healthy If introversion feels natural to you, it's good to embrace that.

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Awkward is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Being an Introvert Is. . .
Awkward You're alone with someone you don't know - hide!

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Frowned Upon is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Being an Introvert Is. . .
P2pdancer added Frowned Upon

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Lonely is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Being an Introvert Is. . .
RobertHamrick added Lonely

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Living Vicariously Through Oth... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Being an Introvert Is. . .
Living Vicariously Through Others No, you haven't been to a club lately, but the ladies went out last night on Real Housewives.

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Scary is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Being an Introvert Is. . .
Scary What if you can't find a roommate? Oh god, what if you die alone?

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Christoph Waltz is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Being an Introvert Is. . .
Chris Hendricks added Christoph Waltz