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18 Struggles Only Socially Outgoing Introverts Understand

You like to be the center of attention. But only in a small group.

1. People assume that just because you're socially outgoing, you're comfortable around pretty much anyone.

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2. In reality though, large social settings often give you a bit of anxiety.

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3. Which is why weekends are a little more stressful than they should be.

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4. You WANT to go out and have fun with your friends...

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5. But only if it's just you and your inner circle.

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6. It's not so much that you don't like other people; you just prefer to be around people you already know.

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7. Which is seemingly normal, but it's hard to express that sudden attack of distress you feel when new plans come up.

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8. You worry about who will be there and who you will talk to, ultimately stressing yourself out before anything even happens.

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9. And then you get mad at yourself for wanting to stay in and letting your friends down.

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10. Which is why you often make up an excuse as to why you can't go to an event or why you just don't respond to the invite at all.

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11. Or why you sometimes force yourself to go.

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12. Because you like being that fun outgoing person.

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13. And you secretly love to be the center of attention.

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14. It's just not something you can do all the time.

15. It's a delicate balance of wanting to be sociable and allowing yourself enough alone time.

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16. This constant inner struggle is incredibly frustrating because it feels like you can't control the introverted side taking over.

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17. So even though your heart might be like this:

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18. Most of your days end up like this:

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Which isn't so bad anymore because at least you have this: