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Can An Introvert Survive In Lagos? by YourBestWriter: 6:39pm On Jan 15
My uncle staying in Lagos said to me this Christmas: "you are not serious with job search if you are not in Lagos."

The truth is this: I am afraid of Lagos. The raven stories I've heard about that place. Most of my friends have said I cannot survive Lagos. I am easily intimidated, and I love staying on my own.

Long story short. My uncle invited me to his place in Lagos. Am wondering if I will choke or kidnapped (most of the dark stories I've heard are folks entering into kidnappers vehicles etc).

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Re: Can An Introvert Survive In Lagos? by Adejal: 7:10pm On Jan 15
I'm a living testimony to it that an introvert can live and survive in Lagos all you have to do is to learn how to mind your business.

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Re: Can An Introvert Survive In Lagos? by doggedfighter(f): 7:10pm On Jan 15
You will survive like others in that mad city grin.

Are you male?
Re: Can An Introvert Survive In Lagos? by Mide3367: 7:13pm On Jan 15
grin cheesy fear not says the Lord God...
Re: Can An Introvert Survive In Lagos? by Karleb(m): 8:06pm On Jan 15
I hate it when people label themselves.

What about Introverts that were born and bred in Lagos? Should they run to their village?

Abeg!

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Re: Can An Introvert Survive In Lagos? by The5DME(m): 8:09pm On Jan 15
Yes.
Re: Can An Introvert Survive In Lagos? by Harrykn: 9:30pm On Jan 15
just be minding your business, that's all.
Re: Can An Introvert Survive In Lagos? by Depressed101: 9:33pm On Jan 15
Truth be told... A true introvert not dey jam trouble.. Na Waka dugbe dey jam trouble....

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Re: Can An Introvert Survive In Lagos? by CyberEBOLA(m): 11:06pm On Jan 15
YourBestWriter:
My uncle staying in Lagos said to me this Christmas: "you are not serious with job search if you are not in Lagos."

The truth is this: I am afraid of Lagos. The raven stories I've heard about that place. Most of my friends have said I cannot survive Lagos. I am easily intimidated, and I love staying on my own.

Long story short. My uncle invited me to his place in Lagos. Am wondering if I will choke or kidnapped (most of the dark stories I've heard are folks entering into kidnappers vehicles etc).
Rot in the village then.

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Re: Can An Introvert Survive In Lagos? by femi4: 7:08am On Jan 16
YourBestWriter:
My uncle staying in Lagos said to me this Christmas: "you are not serious with job search if you are not in Lagos."

The truth is this: I am afraid of Lagos. The raven stories I've heard about that place. Most of my friends have said I cannot survive Lagos. I am easily intimidated, and I love staying on my own.

Long story short. My uncle invited me to his place in Lagos. Am wondering if I will choke or kidnapped (most of the dark stories I've heard are folks entering into kidnappers vehicles etc).
Avoid night movement if possible and you ll be ok

2. Mind your biz and avoid distraction (Lagos is full of distraction)

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Re: Can An Introvert Survive In Lagos? by oazeez1991(m): 7:41am On Jan 16
4rm ur narrative shud I'm right, u r not just an introvert, but one wif a turbulent Identity.

As per ur question, u can survive, just dat it wouldn't be easy due 2 d violent, stressful, crowded nd crazy nature of Lagos..lol! just mind ur business nd don't succumb 2 distraction, at d same time, be vigilant. Also, u need learn 2 act like an extrovert by faking ur personality cos d atmosphere dia favor extroversion more. It's smtin u can do if u r willing, provided u needed 2 survive dia.

I am an introvert too, was born nd grew up in lag, nd wat I said were d approach dat got me going while dia. Afta my service year dat I got 2 taste anoda state which appear saner 2 me, I had 2 ditch Lagos cos even if no job opportunities here, at least, d atmosphere is peaceful nd saner 4 my personality, so I created hustle 4 myself instead.

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Re: Can An Introvert Survive In Lagos? by kellyjc(m): 11:15am On Jan 16
You are either too young,too shy or too naive or all of the above.If you eventually get the job,hope you will be doing it from your bedroom? I am an introvert leaving in Lagos but I am not timid.
Re: Can An Introvert Survive In Lagos? by FactBoyz: 11:39am On Jan 16
Thread full of Nairalanders who would rather insult the OP than answer the question.

Mr OP, there are PROBABLY thousands of introverts in Lagos. Your coming here wont make much difference. You can survive only if you do what you love.... free your mind from the fact that youre an introvert and be open minded with people. Also learn to avoid wetin no consign you as there are distractions everywhere.

Never allow anyone intimidate you cause there are so many people that will try to make you inferior and weak.. When dealing with a conductor, don't do gentle man o....

New York is as bustling as Lagos and if your uncle invited you to New York, you wouldnt ask this question

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Re: Can An Introvert Survive In Lagos? by akezn: 11:42am On Jan 16
An introvert can survive anywhere. All you need to do like many have said, just learn to mind your business.

I am an introvert too. I have been surviving in Lagos for the past 7 yrs or so. Apart from one of my neighbors that I am really close to and exchange visits with, the others na just greeting connect us. Once I come back from work, I on my gen, watch television, find something eat and sleep, weekend I visit and hangout with the few colleagues and friends when I get. Shikena.

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Re: Can An Introvert Survive In Lagos? by Degrezhaa: 12:01pm On Jan 16
FactBoyz:
Thread full of Nairalanders who would rather insult the OP than answer the question.

Mr OP, there are PROBABLY thousands of introverts in Lagos. Your coming here wont make much difference. You can survive only if you do what you love.... free your mind from the fact that youre an introvert and be open minded with people. Also learn to avoid wetin no consign you as there are distractions everywhere.

Never allow anyone intimidate you cause there are so many people that will try to make you inferior and weak.. When dealing with a conductor, don't do gentle man o....

New York is as bustling as Lagos and if your uncle invited you to New York, you wouldnt ask this question
Bro can please elaborate more on the distraction one could possibly face.
Re: Can An Introvert Survive In Lagos? by demsid(m): 1:03pm On Jan 16
Yes you can
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Re: Can An Introvert Survive In Lagos? by Dreyton36: 1:12pm On Jan 16
You cannot be in Lagos and not be mad
Alaye owo mi da
Shey o shiere ni
Abi o ya werey ni?
Ah man pae da nu cool

U must learn craze bro

Lights up my kpoli in peace

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Re: Can An Introvert Survive In Lagos? by Richsteemit: 2:33pm On Jan 16
Dreyton36:
You cannot be in Lagos and not be mad
Alaye owo mi da
Shey o shiere ni
Abi o ya werey ni?
Ah man pae da nu cool

U must learn craze bro

Lights up my kpoli in peace

grin grin

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Re: Can An Introvert Survive In Lagos? by YourBestWriter: 4:06pm On Jan 16
Thank you all for the advice. As I prepare for Yaba Lagos.
Re: Can An Introvert Survive In Lagos? by WalkerMichael(m): 7:15pm On Jan 16
I'm an introvert born and lived all my life in Lagos. just mind your business and keep doing your thing . sefini. wish you the all goodwills in the rugged state ..and as someone mentioned earlier too, ya have to learn to be crazy to survive perfectly here,, make dem no use your head. cheesy

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Re: Can An Introvert Survive In Lagos? by YourBestWriter: 11:25pm On Jan 16
doggedfighter:
You will survive like others in that mad city grin.

Are you male?

Am a full grown man with nothing to boast about. Something like a jerk, or a nerd. Although am not smart. I've tried poultry, piggery, snail farming, and all of them failed. Can't even pay my debts. Lagos is the only way I may redeem myself. If not, I won't contemplate moving there.
Re: Can An Introvert Survive In Lagos? by doggedfighter(f): 11:28pm On Jan 16
YourBestWriter:


Am a full grown man with nothing to boast about. Something like a jerk, or a nerd. Although am not smart. I've tried poultry, piggery, snail farming, and all of them failed. Can't even pay my debts. Lagos is the only way I may redeem myself. If not, I won't contemplate moving there.

Are you there now?

Just Put in your best while there It will pay off this time, okay?
Re: Can An Introvert Survive In Lagos? by YourBestWriter: 11:30pm On Jan 16
doggedfighter:


Are you there now?

Just Put in your best while there It will pay off this time, okay?


Am not there yet. Am still getting ready to move.

Okay. Thank you.

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