Are all introverts anxious?

Avatar for ubergeek
Community Leader
Registered: 09-23-2010
Are all introverts anxious?
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Tue, 04-09-2013 - 9:01am

I was just thinking about how I am an introvert. Everyone is so excited about spring and being outside and well, meh. LOL I'm not an outside person. I'd rather curl up and read a book, rain or shine, night or day. So then I was wondering if I'm anxious because I prefer to be inside; that if I was more extroverted, I wouldn't be worried about various things all the time. Or if I'm an introvert BECAUSE I'm anxious.  Do the two go hand in hand at all?

What do you think? Are any of you extroverts?

Avatar for nawleansdarlin
iVillage Member
Registered: 12-27-1999
Thu, 04-11-2013 - 1:58pm

I'm pretty much an extrovert.  I love being outside.  I love going places and talking to people.  I do not however, like crowds.  That has nothing to do with my anxiety though, it has everything to do with this "gift" I have to feel what others are feeling when I am close to them.  I can feel the emotions of others.  I like being around happy people though. 

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Avatar for ubergeek
Community Leader
Registered: 09-23-2010
Fri, 04-19-2013 - 10:21am

Oh interesting. Have you always been able to do that?

I can tell when something isn't quite right with someone, but not really their emotion. 

Crowds don't bother me, but it's just people in general. LOL I just don't like being around people. I feel like I'm always being judged — small or large group.