Notes from An Alien

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Leave Me Alone. Sometimes.


Last night I ran away from two friends…

I was suffering with them and I was still suffering alone…

I’m an introvert and today’s re-blog is about being an introvert—there’s even a link at the end to take a short test to see if you are one…

I’ll probably see my friends again tonight and perhaps be able to enjoy my time with them again…

Eleventh Stack

vGQOGFuA therapist recently informed me that I am an introvert.* I never thought I was an introvert. I like meeting people. I like parties. I socialize. I have friends. I’m not particularly shy (though I hate calling strangers on the phone), and I don’t have anxiety about meeting people.

But.

I don’t mind going out alone to dinner, movies, bars, whatever. Brainstorming makes me grit my teeth. Group projects suck. Mingling is a nightmare. And it all makes me so tired! Judging by how many secrets strangers tell me, I’m a good listener.  I’m better on paper. All of my best ideas come when I’m alone; usually in bed or the shower. I loved living alone. I was never lonely or bored. My husband is an extrovert. One of the hardest things about marriage for me is living with another person. Like, can’t we have a duplex and visit? (The…

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