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I get the feeling that a lot of people, including some here, do not really know what introversion is. It is not a pathological condition like social anxiety, nor is it shyness, though I assume a lot of people who suffer from social anxiety or are shy are introverted; it is simply the personal preference for more reserved or solitary circumstances or environments. Wikipedia actually has a very good crash course on extraversion and introversion for anyone who is interested.

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I believe that it is all of that. Because they are shy or have social anxiety they prefer more reserved or solitary circumstances.

grammy Level 4 Apr 15, 2019

Being social with strangers or groups sucks the energy out of introverts. Being quiet and alone recharges their batteries

MojoDave Level 9 Apr 14, 2019

I prefere not to be sociable or go to public places were there alot of people or large crowds. I hate shopping , I am in and out as quickly as possible. I just don't like people . I am an introvert or just weird?

TimBo1 Level 4 Apr 12, 2019

Probably both. πŸ™‚

@StevenWilbur thank you


I agree, lots of people do not know the diff and I no longer try to explain it to them. Kinda reminds me of talking to religious peeps.

I do wish that people understood that there is nothing wrong with introversion and that introverts do not need to be fixed.


Good comment. Introversion and extroversion exist on a sliding scale of personality. Social anxiety disorder is a disorder that can greatly change the quality of life and cause misery for the sufferer.

alanalorie Level 7 Apr 11, 2019

Introversion is a personality trait or type. There is little or no scientific basis for anything more than broad categories.

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