An introvert prefers to spend time alone in order to recharge their inner being. An introvert may appear to be shy to others, but that is not necessarily an accurate label. Being among groups of friends, family and even strangers can be wonderfully stimulating and joyous occasions. Interacting with people and attention to multiple sources of stimuli tends to draw down an introvert's energy causing them to eventually withdraw to spend time alone to re-energize. Small talk and pointless conversations tend to draw down an introvert's energy rapidly.
An introvert enjoys time alone without unwanted distractions and stimulation in order to recharge their inner strength.
by Home is my sanctuary January 27, 2015
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Typically, the person that no one understands. Introverts are often commercialized into the people who "sit at home watching Netflix all day." On the contrary, the real introvert is the person who thinks deeply, keeps to themselves, and feels depleted by social situations. The opposite of an introvert is an extrovert.
1. In a society where socialization is strongly encouraged, introverts struggle to be accepted.
2. Because she was an introvert and preferred to stay at home, others looked down upon her habits.
3. It was hard for the introvert to explain to people that she hated parties.
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Opposite of extrovert. A person who is energized by spending time alone. Often found in their homes, libraries, quiet parks that not many people know about, or other secluded places, introverts like to think and be alone.

Contrary to popular belief, not all introverts are shy. Some may have great social lives and love talking to their friends but just need some time to be alone to "recharge" afterwards. The word "Introvert" has negative connotations that need to be destroyed. Introverts are simply misunderstood because the majority of the population consists of extroverts.
Extrovert: Oh my god, you're so shy! You need to get out more!
Introvert: But it's so draining - I don't have a problem with going out; I just want to stay at home and read sometimes, y'know?

Jesse is an introvert. He doesn't mind staying home on a Friday night.
by I Hide in the Library August 14, 2007
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A person who gains energy through low stimulus activities.

These activities can include spending time alone, reading, studying, going for a relaxing stroll or jog, etc.

Introverts are not necessarily shy and can in fact be very social, provided they have time to recharge afterwards. One defining characteristic seems to be that they feel less reward from highly social situations which is why they can loose energy, feel tired or even overwhelmed when at social events such as parties, concerts, sporting events, etc.
James Bond was an introvert. Introverts and Extroverts are both awesome and gain energy in different ways.
by Chezwyk July 25, 2015
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The exact opposite of an "extrovert" and introvert tends to keep to themselves due to having a different mindset than everyone else. Introverts tend to have a strong sense of self, caused by their solitary nature. They have few friends but those friends are very precious to them. Despite their appearance they sometimes have low self-esteem and tend to feel lonely often. However, an introvert enjoys their time to themselves very much and considers that time most precious. extroverts tend to hate and misunderstand introverts since they can't understand them. Due to this introverts usually avoid most extroverts because they tend to be assholes or because some of their pointless conversations tend to kill brain cells. Due to dealing with extroverts, they can come up with amazing comebacks. Introverts are very interesting people to talk to because of their completely different view of the world and are great to have as friends because they'll never betray you
Extrovert Asshole: Hey you stupid introvert! How about you make some friends, oh wait, you can't!!! HAHAHA!!
Introvert: Why would I want to make friends with people who only talk about what they would eat out of Courtney's ass?
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An introvert isn't the antisocial *sshole that some of the other definitions have made them out to be. They're misunderstood because they make up a minority of the population. They recharge via solitude. Some socialize in small groups, and others get very nervous and don't socialize unless spoken to.
As an introvert, I need my alone time every now and then.
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