To My Fellow Extroverted Introverts AKA The Social Butterflies That Like To Go Out But Also Want To Be In Bed All Day

To My Fellow Extroverted Introverts AKA The Social Butterflies That Like To Go Out But Also Want To Be In Bed All Day

Sometimes running your mouth all day takes a toll on you.
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Whenever the question, "Are you an introvert or an extrovert?" is tossed around, anyone who remotely knew me would consider me an extrovert without hesitation. However, to me, I find this question a little trickier to answer.

Sure, I love being around and meeting new people. I find it pretty easy to start conversation and would overall consider myself a pretty social person. While these are all considered extroverted traits, I find that I don't think I fit the definition of a traditional extrovert. In fact, I think I have more introverted tendencies.

However, I am anything but shy. I don't get my energy from people; in fact, being around people all day exhausts me. I need my alone time, I cherish it. I'm not trying to be rude, but sometimes I just my own space. To be honest, I'm my favorite person to hang out with. It's kind of a 180 switch from being the person that's always talking, but running your mouth all day can take a toll on you. My friends like to joke with me that I have a split personality.

Is it considered being antisocial if sometimes all I wanna do is curl up and binge my new favorite show? I don't really like to talk about myself and personal issues, I find it really hard to open up to people. However, if you want to talk about your problems or learn some random facts about me, I'm all about it. Just don't expect me to dive into my entire life with you right away. I'm not my favorite topic of conversation.

Most people have the common misconception that introverts are shy. In fact, they aren't always interconnected. Being shy doesn't mean you don't want to be around people and not needing to be around people doesn't mean you're shy. In fact, I'm probably one of the most obnoxious people I know, I just hate being around people for the entirety of a day.

So, for all of you social butterflies that like to go out but also want to be in bed all day, I'm with you. You're not the only one. We just need others to know to take time and realize that we need our space. We still like to have fun, we just might have to go home early. We want to tell you all our secrets, we just need to wait. At the end of the day, we really are just introverts with incredible social skills, and that's okay.

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The 17 Best Unpopular Opinions From The Minds Of Millennials

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There are those opinions that are almost fact because everyone agrees with them. Waking up early is horrible. Music is life. Sleep is wonderful. These are all facts of life.

But then there are those opinions that hardly anyone agrees with. These ones -- from Twitter, Pinterest and Reddit -- are those types of opinions that are better left unsaid. Some of these are funny. Some are thought-provoking. All of them are the 17 best unpopular opinions around.

1. My favorite pizza is Hawaiian pizza.

2. Binge watching television is not fun and actually difficult to do.

3. I love puns... Dad jokes FTW.

4. Milk in the cup first... THEN the bloody tea.

5. I wish dogs were allowed more places and kids were allowed fewer places.

6. "Space Jam" was a sh*t movie.

7. Saying "money cannot buy happiness" is just wrong.

8. People keep saying light is the most important thing in photographing. I honestly think the camera is more important.

9. Bacon is extremely overrated.

10. Literally, anything is better than going to the gym.

11. Alternative pets are for weird people.

12. Google doodles are annoying.

13. It is okay to not have an opinion on something.

14. It's weird when grown adults are obsessed with Disney.

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There Are Only Two Genders

A scientific look at the number of genders

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A prominent social issue in today's society is the concept of gender. I often hear many people constantly arguing about how many genders there are. More conservative people tend to say there are only two, and more liberal people tend to say gender is a spectrum. But which is correct? According to science, the more conservative side is correct- there are only two genders.

Gender is determined by chromosomes in the human body. Each person has 23 pairs of chromosomes in total- 22 controlling development, and the 23rd controlling gender. In science, female chromosomes are called X and male chromosomes are called Y. Males are composed of XY and females are XX. When a baby is conceived, it is given an X chromosome from the female and an X or Y chromosome from the male, which determines the gender of the baby. In basic biology, there are only males and females, and there's no way to not be. Therefore, science proves there are only two genders.

I have heard many people argue gender is different from sex because gender is a mental construct developed by culture. They believe gender can be decided from life experience and human interactions so, therefore, they can choose to identify as many things. There are many many "genders" people identify as. These are formed by intertwining the male and female genders or disregarding them altogether. However, Dictionary.com defines both gender and sex as either the female or male division of a species. This means gender is not different from sex and is a physical trait, so someone cannot choose what gender he or she is. Gender is not an opinion. It is not something someone can choose.

Even for people who identify as transgender, the two-gender concept still applies. Merriam Webster defines transgender as "being a person whose gender identity is opposite the sex the person had or was identified as having at birth." For example, a biological boy identifies as a girl or a biological girl identifies as a boy. If the biological boy identifies as a girl, but still has all the reproductive organs of a boy, his gender is male. On the other hand, if that boy has the surgery to become a girl, completely changing his biological makeup, then he becomes female. The person is not transgender or any other gender. He (or she) is a girl. If anything, transgender is a word used to describe someone who wants to identify as another gender, but it is not a third gender. When people change genders, they are still either male or female.

All in all, there are only two genders: male and female. Science shows us that gender is a physical trait that cannot be changed or made up. Gender is determined at birth to be either male or female, and only male or female.

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