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19 Things Only Introverted Extroverts Will Understand

You find it easy to make friends, but you love being alone.

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1. You're one of the most outspoken people in your friendship group, but when you're around new people, you tend to be incredibly shy.

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As soon as you get around people you don't know very well, you go completely into your shell until you're comfortable enough to come out.

2. While it seems as though you're an open book, you're actually pretty secretive.

3. And only your closest friends know you're actually way more vulnerable than you let on.

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There's still some things about you that a lot of your mates don't know.

4. Even though you like socialising, there's nothing you love more than just chilling at home.

5. Ideally with your best friend.

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Nothing too fancy. Just you, your best mate, and Netflix.

6. Having too many social obligations just stresses you out.

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You don't want to let anyone down, but you also don't want to run yourself into the ground.

7. You enjoy talking, but hate talking on the phone.

Me waiting for the phone to stop ringing so I can text u & ask u what u want

8. And even though you're great at small talk, you can't stand that either.

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9. You love being around people, but also dislike being around people at the same time.

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Sometimes you just want to be left completely alone.

10. Which means you really, really value your alone time.

when u realize that u love spending time by yourself because you are a complete & interesting person on ur own

11. And you spend way more time in your head than people think.

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You have a wild imagination and it's always in overdrive.

12. You GREATLY appreciate silence.

Uber driver: ........... Me: .......... Uber driver: .......... Me: 5 stars.

13. And you especially love those who don't suddenly ask "OMG, WHAT'S WRONG" as soon as you choose to be silent.

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Nothing's wrong, you just need a little break from constantly being on 10.

14. You're relied on as the loud, outgoing one of the group, so you often have to take some time out to recharge.

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15. You are the master of putting off replying to a text because you're easily overwhelmed by the pressure of having to respond.

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16. You generally get on with everyone, but when you like someone you pretty much fall in love with them.

It's usually purely platonic, but when your spirit takes to someone it really goes for it.
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It's usually purely platonic, but when your spirit takes to someone it really goes for it.

17. Your extrovert tendencies make you a born leader, but your introvert tendencies mean you rarely want to be.

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It's way too much pressure and you constantly worry about fucking everything up.

18. And you dislike spontaneous plans because it doesn’t allow you to prepare for how outgoing you’ll need to be.

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You've got to be warned beforehand.

19. All in all, your personality is complex and sometimes confusing, but mostly just a mishmash of a bunch of great qualities.

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It may be hard for people to understand, but you're simply an incredibly layered individual, and that's just fine.