posted on Aug, 12 2011 @ 12:24 PM
Describes me to a 't' although I have probably known this for at least the last 5 years. Echoing everyone else's posts - I was labeled shy by
others as early back as kindergarten. As a female, it was especially rough because girl's can be so brutal about something that is supposed to come
so natural to us. I eventually learned to fake it just to get people off my back, but of course doing so never felt natural. I was always labeled
being 'extremely intelligent' by teachers, but not having the 'motivation' to complete tasks. I often wonder if ADD was/is truly my problem (of
course, they slapped me with that label), or if I just found certain assignments to be incredibly redundant and not worth my time or energy. Much like
the distaste for engaging in mindless chatter as so many have mentioned above.
Flash forward to my late teens/early twenties, and I somehow managed to get into a somewhat successful career with peers who were 20+ years my senior.
It was then that I REALLY picked up on how much I despise being around the majority of people. Women especially seem to trigger me, so I still tend to
gravitate towards friendships with men. I am incredibly blunt, which isn't something many women are fond of.
I am now 25, and married to a
professional geek who happens to enjoy socializing. It surprisingly works well for us, and he is respectful of who I am. We have a young son (and a
girl on the way -scares me already!
) so I have forced myself to once again 'fake it' for his sake. We just bought a house smack dab in the
middle of suburbia, and there are lots of young children and moms around, so it can be exhausting. Anyone who is an introvert, knows exactly what I
mean. You'll literally do anything for your children, although I have to admit that I long for a day when I can live in the middle of nowhere
surrounded by nature. It's the only place I don't see ego everywhere I look, which seems to be a major factor in my dislike for surrounding myself
with people. It is incredibly comforting to see there are so many of us out there, because it's pretty easy to feel like you are sometimes literally
the only one who feels this way.