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18 Struggles Of Having An Outgoing Personality But Actually Being Shy And Introverted

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12. You’ve never really understood the whole “introvert vs. extrovert” dichotomy (can we call it that?) Because you’re… both…

13. You’re always thrown into the wringer because people think you’re best suited to be the one who gives the presentation, confronts the boss, gives the speech, etc. Meanwhile, you’re practically throwing up over the thought of it.

14. You ebb and flow between wanting to be noticed for your hard work, reveling in the attention and achievement you receive, to sinking and panicking over the thought of somebody else paying more than 30 seconds of attention to you.


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      I’ve taken the Meyers-Briggs test many times and I have always had the same result: I am an INFP. This personality is introverted with extroverted tendencies. This article describes me perfectly. I never thought other people understood how I felt!

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      Other than 12 and 17.

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      When did I write this? I don’t remember ….

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      THIS IS SO ME <3 Loved reading this!

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      especially the last.

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      I’d like to thank Brianna Wiest for writing this list. Thank you for articulating what I’ve been trying to do my entire life.

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