Best Ways to Tell If You Are an Introvert

No one is 100% introvert and no one is 100% extravert, but you can be 80 to 90 percent of one or the other...

The Top Ten

1 You have to use energy to be in a social event

That definitely sounds like me, whenever I have to talk in class, I always get all stressed up and it's usually annoying - darthvadern

So true. Even after hanging out with a few friends I feel like I need to “recharge” for a long time - Randomator

This is the epitome of introvert-ism. Many extrovert friends don't understand this, extroverts gain a sort of high from being in public or hanging out in groups, introverts have to use their own energy to be around people (especially groups). Extroverts often mistake this or shyness and will try to get their introvert friends to get out more... - HTML_RuleZ_D00D

I don’t even bother going to social events unless it’s a family event. - 3DG20

2 Your favorite thing to do is read

I am introverted, but I am not an avid reader.

Yep, I'm a introvert, but my favourite thing to do is watching AND reading about my absolute favourite characters. - HowToTrainYourDragonFan1001

This isn't a definite way of telling, but many introverts prefer reading over just about anything. - HTML_RuleZ_D00D

I consider myself an introvert, but I am not a book fan. - 3DG20

3 People always say you look intense

Nope don't even know what this is supposed to mean - Randomator

Lol, nope. - Entranced98

This never happens to me. - 3DG20

This one, haha, it's definitely true for me... - HTML_RuleZ_D00D

4 Your thoughts are in more of a narration rather then simple straight thought

This is debated weather it is just how some people think or if it's a difference between intros and extros. Before I read about this I was confused because I had always thought everyone thinks in narration... - HTML_RuleZ_D00D

5 You are great at writing

Yep. For me, it's a way if expressing myself. - HowToTrainYourDragonFan1001

I can be decent at times but when I write it’s nothing worth it - Randomator

Eh, I'd say I'm okay at it at best. I'm no Oscar Wilde. - Entranced98

I'm not - darthvadern

6 You can stare at a wall and think for hours without being bored

Yes, that's me, I just love staring at a wall and thinking of things, it's so fun in my opinion - darthvadern

Not at all. - 3DG20

This can be confused with ADHD, when instead of being distracted by nothingness, introverts will be focusing on a subject for hours... - HTML_RuleZ_D00D

7 You prefer to think before speaking

I usually don't know what to say when some people talk to me. - HowToTrainYourDragonFan1001

I rather do this than anything else in the group -_- - SexySiren666

That's perfectly normal for me. - ShyChick

Person A "Do you want to go to walmart? "
Person A: "Is it a yes or no..."
Introvert: "... Ok."

That time lapse was about 2 seconds by the way. - HTML_RuleZ_D00D

8 You hate working in groups

I prefer working in pairs or working on my own.But I don't really like working in a big group. - HowToTrainYourDragonFan1001

Glad I’m not the only one who knows the struggle - Randomator

This is true for me, even if I was allowed to pick my group. - 3DG20

God, group work is the worst. - HTML_RuleZ_D00D

9 You like people, but you need to not speak to people for a few hours if you have a conversation longer then 20 minutes

I don’t think so. - 3DG20

10 You consider a friend a close person you can put all your trust in instead of a person you met and you think is kinda cool.

For me they're both friends, only the former is a best friend. - Entranced98

I’ll just say that while I do have friends I only trust a small amount of them. It’s hard to trust people nowadays - Randomator

The Contenders

11 You're very shy around most people

I'm an extrovert but I am very shy around people which sucks because I feel so miserable when I'm alone yet when I'm with people I feel happy and nervous at the same time! Shyness is just the fear you experience of being shunned by others which to some extension extroverts are since you can't be with people if they don't like you. Introversion just means that you gain more energy in being away from people but that doesn't necessarily mean you are afraid to talk to people. Spread this message!

I agree. Most of the shy people I've met are actually extroverts.

Not necessarily shy but just awkward in social situations. - Randomator

That's me, unless it's with the family - darthvadern

12 You don't go out on Weekends

Can relate - Randomator

That's me - darthvadern

13 You don't follow trends

We introverts and ambiverts who are on their introverted sides don't have the time to obsess over stupid trends on social media.

I don't mind one bit - Randomator

14 You are reserved
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