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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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Overthinking is listed (or ranked) 2 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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Being Content Alone is listed (or ranked) 3 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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Having Different Priorit... is listed (or ranked) 4 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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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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Misunderstood is listed (or ranked) 6 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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Thought Provoking is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Being an Introvert Is. . .
Thought Provoking
Spending less time talking means that your mind can wander.
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Having a Small Group of ... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Being an Introvert Is. . .
Having a Small Group of Good Friends
It's quality, not quantity.
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Quiet is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Being an Introvert Is. . .
Quiet
Silence is a beautiful thing.
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Difficult to Explain is listed (or ranked) 10 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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Using the Weekend Differ... 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!
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Rewarding is listed (or ranked) 15 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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Avoiding the Phone is listed (or ranked) 16 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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Draining is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Being an Introvert Is. . .
Draining
Putting your social foot forward for long periods of time is exhausting.
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Challenging is listed (or ranked) 18 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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Frustrating is listed (or ranked) 19 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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Stressful is listed (or ranked) 20 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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Being Patient is listed (or ranked) 21 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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Awkward is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Being an Introvert Is. . .
Awkward
You're alone with someone you don't know - hide!
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Healthy is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Being an Introvert Is. . .
Healthy
If introversion feels natural to you, it's good to embrace that.
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Frowned Upon is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Being an Introvert Is. . .
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Lonely is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Being an Introvert Is. . .
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