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Hi! I am new & this is my 1st post. I am a non-shy, introvert. I just read an interesting article on Introvert Hangover here - [sciencealert.com] [ I hope it's OK to add this link, I couldn't get the Community Guidelines to open so I could read them.]

MLRoach 4 May 21
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It was interesting for me because I am a shy introvert, but my husband is a extrovert. So it kind of gives me a better understanding about him. He doesn't get me and that's very irritating sometimes... ?

PeopleSuck Level 4 May 25, 2018
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Interesting article. It seems to me there are quite a lot of us non-shy introverts in this group so maybe that is the norm. With regard to parties, if I have to go, I make sure I arrive rather late when everyone has had a few drinks, make sure that the most gossipy people i know see that I am there, have a few words with my host, then sneak out again and go home. I simply can't do small talk and get criticised for having real conversations and 'monopolising' people.I was brought up to behave well so I am always polite and friendly, but I really don't like a lot of social interaction except with my few close friends.

CeliaVL Level 7 May 24, 2018
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That's a great article. I agree with everything that was said. I'm also fairly social. I don't dislike people, which is the common belief about introverts. But I find them exhausting in groups. I cannot process a lot of simultaneous stimuli. I can't have a conversation in a noisy environment. I can't stand loud music in restaurants. And I absolutely have to sit at the end of the row and the outside seat in a booth. Always planning my escape πŸ™‚ The most torturous thing for me to have to attend is a party in someone's house, because I feel obligated to stay and talk to people for a few hours. Oh the horror!

Yes, parties are a drag. Especially when your best friend carts you off to meet their newest friends and you have absolutely no interest in them or natural connection to them. Ugh...

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Thanks for the post ML Roach. That's an interesting article. Welcome btw. I'm certain you'll enjoy yourself here.

Chippie Level 5 May 21, 2018
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I've had to Chair some big campus committees for the past 4 years and I'm definitely going to shrink into nothingness or into a garden, whichever comes first ha ha!

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Thanks for the link. I am an introvert. I have a isolating hearing impairment and I believe I might suffer from some Social anxiety. It is more than just being introverted. Welcome to the site.

Zori0114 Level 4 May 21, 2018
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That's it. I am a non shy introvert never understanding my social anxiety. Thank you for the link & welcome.
It is after a social event that my mind begins running thru evey minor detail that I might have stumbled. So I avoid those social situations. Just going to the grocery store is examined profusely. I will go but if I can delegate to someone else, I do so.

Mooolah Level 8 May 21, 2018
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Seems like it is absolutely correct. I can see those introverted behaviors in myself.

marmot84 Level 7 May 21, 2018
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Welcome.

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Also, welcome. πŸ™‚

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