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Is There Anything Wrong With Being An Introvert? The Truth About Introverts Emunah La-Paz Defines You)

Updated on August 17, 2014


What is the deal behind introverts? Are they sad, shy, or depressed. This article displays the misconception about being an introvert.

I like People. I Just Don't Enjoy Hanging Around Them

Girl With The Hat.
Girl With The Hat. | Source

Delilah's Story.

I've been an introvert since birth. I like people. I just don't enjoy hanging out with human beings for a long period of time.

I thought I'd made my circumstances clear to my husband when we married. However, he's trying to change me, and I don't- like it.

My husband comes from a loving family. They do everything together. I come from a nice family. I was the only child. I got lonely at times but I had a cat and goldfish, things were good. My parents never tried to make me socialize with people. But my husband, keeps pressuring me to go out with his friends and family.

My husband wants me to start having dinner with his family once a month. I don't want to watch people chew their food. I hate eating around people.

My husband travels often, he's gone long enough for me to miss him. But, when we are together he complains about the way I do things .

For instance, I like to shop at night. During the day there are way too many screaming kids and loud people running about. When I shop at night it's peaceful.

My husband calls me a vampire and sometimes he calls me a hermit. I can't help the way I feel. For the most part, I enjoy being by myself.

My husband is a outgoing chatter box. He told me that his family is starting to believe that I don't like them. This is not true, I like my husband's family, I just don't like being around them for too long.

People call me an introvert, and perhaps I am. is there anything wrong with that?


Albert Einstein According To 'Forbes Magazine' Was A Successful Introvert.

Albert Einstein during a lecture in Vienna in 1921
Albert Einstein during a lecture in Vienna in 1921

The Introvert Poll.

Is There Anything Wrong With Being An Introvert?

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The Truth About Introverts.

The Definition of Introvert: a shy, reticent, and typically self-centered person.

However, according to Carol Bainbridge,a board member of the Indiana Association for the Gifted since 1999. "An introvert is not simply a person who is shy. In fact, being shy has little to do with being an introvert!'" Bainbridge shares, "Introverts are more concerned with the inner world of the mind. They enjoy thinking, exploring their thoughts and feelings. They often avoid social situations because being around people drains their energy. This is true even if they have good social skills. After being with people for any length of time, such as at a party, they need time alone to "recharge."

There are many successful people who express signs of being an introvert.Candice Bergen, actress, writer, photographer, Ingrid Bergman, actress, Glenn Close, actress, Audrey Hepburn, actress, Helen Hunt, actress, Grace Kelly, actress, Gwyneth Paltrow, actress, Michelle Pfeiffer, actress Meg Ryan, Harrison Ford, actor, Tom Hanks, actor, Michael Jordan, Athlete and Albert Einstien Physicist, author of the theory of relativity, and awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1921. Just to name a few.

The Solution:

I believe once an introvert marries they should meet their spouse halfway, in the relationship.

There are times when a little alone time is necessary. But shutting yourself off completely will cause problems. Marriage is about unity. Is there anything wrong with being an introvert? If your spouse does not like your behavior, there could be a problem.


A glimpse into the challenges of an Introvert. ( I like This Video.)

What About Bob? (1991)


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      Emunah La Paz 4 years ago from Arizona

      Welcome DWillhelms! I can tell by your profile picture that you are a true introvert. You have the I'm an introvert Hub-pages profile image going on there. Are you the same guy that made the video? Thanks for sharing your poem it was short and... Yep, Thanks. :-)

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      Derick Willhelms III 4 years ago from San Bernadino California

      I am an introvert- and also a poet and have written many short poems about my introvertousness. - I know that "introvertousness" is not a word but when you're an introvert like me- you can make up words that sound like words and they would be just fine, (at least to me) and if you say them convincingly enough around other people when they try to talk to you- they may look upon you as one with an extensive vocabulary and feel intimidated and perhaps leave you alone (at least that has been my experience in some cases). And if you think about it- if that red squiggly spell check line didn't pop up underneath a word then it would be considered a word. What is that "red squiggly" line anyways... Websters 21st century ghost?

      But anywho... let me share with you a short poem that I wrote entitled "My Life As An Introvert"

      My Life As An Introvert...

      Leave me alone...

      The End.

      Thx for the Hub SWilliams

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      Emunah La Paz 4 years ago from Arizona

      Hi Ericdiereker! I agree, spending time with in-laws once a month could be a blessing to most people. Many introverts should be more outgoing like yourself. But I have heard that for some people the thought of being a social butterfly can be horrifying. I believe many are blessed with desire to communicate others are blessed in other areas. Thanks for your feedback!

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      Eric Dierker 4 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Anything as drastic as avoiding one meal a month seems like a disorder that should be treated. I have plenty of me time and love being an introvert this is a great hub. thank you.