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I didn't notice you were there!
            I got lost in my own world, again.

No set of walls will feel like a prison.
            I don't need to leave the house, or my chair, to have fun.

Time spent with family and friends means a lot to me.
            But I don't do it just because.

Reading and writing and my love for these don't make me boring.
            Living in my own mind comes naturally to me, like breathing.

Of course I don't know what to talk about.
            Unless it's deep, meaningful and interesting, I won't say much.

Very good at listening?
            I love learning new things and being there for you.

Escape plan: exits, quiet and an excuse.
            Over-stimulation is the pits!

Real friends are hard to come by.
            If I consider you a friend, it's a big deal!

Try coming out of my shell?
            This is who I am.
I've been watching a lot of YouTube videos about introversion in the past week or so and it's made me feel so relieved! I don't feel like 'the odd one out' any more, I understand why I do the things I do and why extroverts are always pushing me to talk and socialise more. It's hard work doing both and it's good to know it's okay to live in my own head and not have the drive to visit people all the time! Phew... lol  Giggle 

Anyway, this isn't a poem or prose but more my thoughts on paper in a poem-like structure.

If you can relate to this or you want to share your thoughts (critique or not), don't be afraid to post! :D (Big Grin)  La la la la 

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Edit: 24/02 -- I've fixed up a couple of lines: the first N and the V sentence, and removed the italics. The V sentence had really been bugging me, so I've reworked it and made it sound better :D
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passingships Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you. You've got me perfectly.
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RhiannonOeuvre Featured By Owner 21 hours ago   Writer
You're welcome and I'm glad :hug:
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VictoriaHall Featured By Owner 5 days ago  New member
Hi Rhiannon! Really enjoyed this piece. As much as I seem like I am an extrovert, my mind is very much my sanctuary :P

...I am terrified of public speaking and being around too many people is overwhelming. So!! I prefer to be the one behind the scenes, getting what needs to be done, done haha

Great poem by the way :)
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RhiannonOeuvre Featured By Owner 5 days ago   Writer
That's great to hear :)
Omg yes! I dislike speaking in front of groups bigger than five or so and it's even worse when I don't know them.

Have you ever heard of the term Ambivert? That's when you have traits of both an extrovert and an introvert. Some tests I've done say I'm right in the middle. Others say I'm an introvert. Shrug 
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Kate-ColourTheory Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014   Writer
G'day fellow Introvert. :D I relate to this [except for, ironically, the listening part, which I struggle with], although in my case, Introversion is almost crippling. :o (Eek)

It's always good to know that you're not alone, and that being internally driven doesn't make you weird, or antisocial. :) (Smile) And I like how you've written this. It works well as a poem. :D
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RhiannonOeuvre Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014   Writer
Thank you :love: :+fave:

Yeah, the response I've gotten from this has made me feel not to isolated as an introvert. It's comforting :)
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Kate-ColourTheory Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014   Writer
I imagine so, and you're welcome. :D
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SunnyCatSplash Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Whoa, this is amazing! :D It's so easy for me to relate to as well, thank you for writing this!
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RhiannonOeuvre Featured By Owner May 17, 2014   Writer
No problem :) +fav Added to my devWatch! 
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TheStoryHunter Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014  Student General Artist
I like it... After reading this and read the comments makes me somewhat... warm in heart.

It's interesting to see that we the introverts in outer world could all gather up and have a chat in this site. This way, we find so many people just like ourself... It surely is nice, to know you're not alone.

Salute for the poem(thought)!:hug:2 rvmp 
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RhiannonOeuvre Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014   Writer
Thank you +fav Love  and I totally agree.
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LunarNightmare Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
"Reading and writing and my love for these don't make me boring.
            Living in my own mind comes naturally to me, like breathing." 
Love this line just because I understand it the most personally :)

"No set of walls has felt like a prison.
            I don't need to leave the house, or my chair, to have fun."
Just because you go from vague to specific here, would it possibly fit better to say "No this set of walls hasn't felt like a prison." or "No these walls haven't felt like a prison." Just because (I believe) your talking about your homes walls specifically not just any walls, although I could be wrong, its just a thought :)
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RhiannonOeuvre Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014   Writer
Yes, I understand what you mean and I've been pondering your advice all afternoon. It does make sense to have the line more personal like the others. I'll ponder it some more and look at making an amendment. The second line for V has been bugging me too!

Thanks! :-D
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LunarNightmare Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hope it works out for the best :D Best of luck my friend :)
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RhiannonOeuvre Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014   Writer
How does that sentence work now? I've fixed up the V sentence too :D
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LunarNightmare Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I Love it :D
As long as people realise your showing the good things about being an introvert (which they should from the title and piece) it works great. I like the way you went with it, not something i would have thought of :) Great Job :)
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RhiannonOeuvre Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014   Writer
Awesome! Thank you for your help :D
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LunarNightmare Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem glad I could :D
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Pereyga Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I absolutely feel able to relate to your words
This is so true for me 
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RhiannonOeuvre Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014   Writer
That's great :-D Thank you
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Pereyga Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
you're welcome xD
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UltimateGreaterGood Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, this perfectly encompasses Introverts. It makes me relieved to read. 
Thank you for this. 
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RhiannonOeuvre Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014   Writer
I'm glad it helps you :-) Thank you
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Milk-and-Pie Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Amazing poem! I like this a lot. It gave extroverts an insight of how introverts really are. You captured the beauty of being an introvert. Great job! :woohoo:
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RhiannonOeuvre Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014   Writer
Thank you :-)
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Antoinette1975 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
thank you!  this is the way it just is....i need to post this somewhere where many can see so they stop judging just because i don't fall over myself to make myself known to them. perfect!
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RhiannonOeuvre Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014   Writer
Thank you Love +fav 

Yeah, it is tough when people don't understand you Hug 
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RhiannonOeuvre Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014   Writer
Please credit me too if you copy and paste! (Though, I'd rather you use the link on the side)
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EmeraldGuardian-04 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist

:wow: THIS DEFINITELY SUMS UP MY WHOLE LIFE. I've had parents and other people in my life pushing me to open up and talk more, but I honestly find it harder 'cause I tend to daydream all the time, and, you know, it just becomes a habit. :shrug: Or at least something that seems perfectly normal (to me) in my everyday routine.


A brofist (or, fist pump, if you will) for writing out this awesome poem. :iconpewdiebrofistplz:

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RhiannonOeuvre Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014   Writer
I know! And then sometimes people say things that make you daydream mid-way during conversation Giggle 

I'm glad you can relate to it. There are heaps of videos on YouTube about introverts Nod 

Thank you for the fave too Love 
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Harnaska Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014
This couldn't be more accurate! 
And i love the way you put it too! Really nice job! Kudos~ ! :aww:
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RhiannonOeuvre Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014   Writer
Thank you Love +fav  I'm glad you like it!
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MisterTotality Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014
Beautifully captures what it's like being an introvert.  You should feel relieved.  We're far more common than you may have previously thought.
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RhiannonOeuvre Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014   Writer
Thank you Love +fav 

Yeah, we are! Apparently 1 in 3 people are introverts.
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alicecoradewar Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014
Hug Great work young lady.  Some things in here remind me of me at your age.

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RhiannonOeuvre Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014   Writer
Hug  Thank you :)
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SanctuaryinthePages Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Excellent job! Great descriptions and understanding of introversion.
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RhiannonOeuvre Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014   Writer
Thank you Love  +fav 
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