I want know what is the meaning of "is it me"

For example:

is it me, or is it kind of noisy here?

Any ideas or insight would be greatly appreciated

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    I can't figure out why this question is getting so many downvotes. This is a fairly common construct. I can see why this would be tricky for a learner, and be very hard to figure out just by looking up words like "is" and "it" in a dictionary. – J.R. Feb 29 '16 at 12:02

To make it simpler,

is it me, or is it kind of noisy here?

Can be rephrased to

Does anyone else think it is kind of noisy here, or is it only me?

Basically you're asking if something (the noise in this example) is something other people are hearing as well or if you are the only one that does.

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    (+1) for a neat explanation. But, should it be ... or is it only me in the second quote? – Dawny33 Feb 29 '16 at 14:17
  • @Dawny33 correct. I missed that – Shevliaskovic Feb 29 '16 at 14:18

It is a shortened version of "is it just me".

With that phrase, you are asking whether you are the only one that considers the noise level too high, or whether it is noisy for others as well.

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