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13 Things All Introverts Understand

I just want to be alone right now.

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1. You're not angry or uninterested, that's just your face.

No matter what mood you're in, your facial expressions always sort of look the same. Sometimes people think that your blank stare means something negative, but you're usually just deep in thought. You CAN express yourself, but you're selective about when you choose to do it.

2. You hate getting assigned group projects.

Every group project ever. #NationalStressAwarenessDay

It starts with the anxiety of choosing partners, then you have to coordinate schedules and talk to them... What if you accidentally say something stupid? You stress over everything that could potentially go wrong in a group project, so you'd rather work alone.

3. You have an exit strategy before you even show up.

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You usually can't stay long when you go out because you're "busy" after. You always have a good excuse for why you need to leave, even though you're probably just going to go home and binge watch something on Netflix.

4. You like cancelled plans a little too much.

When the group plans are cancelled and you didn't want to go in the first place

Sometimes you really want to back out of plans and you get lucky because your friends do it first. You love when someone else cancels because you avoid confrontation and get to stay at home guilt free.

5. You think self checkout machines are a gift from god.

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The invention of this machine was the best thing to ever happen to you. You can ring yourself up at your own pace without having to make awkward small-talk with a cashier. Everything is perfect... until you screw something up and have to ask an attendant for help.

6. Even when you're out enjoying yourself, you can't wait to get home.

When you try to go out and chill with new people but you realize 20 minutes in you should stayed yo self at home

No matter how fun the party is, you're ready for the night to be over so you can get back to relaxing in your room.

7. You keep your read receipts off.

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A lot of your replies start with, "Sorry, I just saw this!" even though you've known about the text for hours. People expect quick responses when they know that you've seen their messages and that's too much commitment for you. You need time to decide what you want to say to them.

9. Everyone thinks that you hate them.

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Sometimes you go a few days without talking to someone and they start to think that there is something wrong. Most of the time nothing is, you just like to take breaks before you start socializing again.

10. You're great at deep one-on-one talk.

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Big groups may freak you out, but you love connecting with people in close-knit settings. You enjoy contributing to conversations when you can tell that someone is curious about what you really think.

11. You love animals.

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Besides being cute and cuddly, they don't talk. When you're with your pets you don't have to worry about holding conversations when you don't feel like it.

12. You hope you don't get called on in class.

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Making a fool out of yourself in front of all of your classmates is one of your biggest fears. When your teachers ask for volunteers you avoid eye contact and pray that you don't get picked.

13. You're in a healthy relationship with yourself.

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Nobody knows you better than you know yourself. When you feel like taking a break from your schedule, you always treat yourself. That's why it's no surprise that you are one of your favorite people to spend time with.

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