This has just described me in full to a tee.
Thank you for this OP.
For the first time in my life I don't feel so all alone.
I never realized that there was a name for my personality,traits,characteristics,temperment or whatever you choose to call it.
I asked my mother and my wife separately to read this and tell me what they think.
They got a few lines into it and said, "OMG this is YOU!!"
I feel so understood now.
I have made a copy of this and am also printing it out and hanging it on my fridge,giving a copy to my mother and ex wife and my kids. Yes I'm
I have lived my whole life with people questioning what's wrong with me.
All for reasons described in the OP.
"Why are you so rude"??
Ummm I'm not, I just don't have anything to say.
"You know, this is why you don't have many friends"
Nooo, I don't have many friends because I haven't found many people worth being friends WITH!!
The few that I have are life long friends whom I've know for over 20 years.
"Why can't you just be normal"?
Why can't you open your eyes to what's going on around you and think for yourself?
"You're going to what"?!?!?
I'm going to go sit in the woods and read a book for a while.
Because I find it relaxing and it connects me with nature. Sorry I can't just be "NORMAL" and watch Jersey Shore like everyone else.
"Why did you have to tell my mother that it smelled like marajuana in her house"?
Because it did. Was I supposed to pretend that there wasn't a pink elephant sitting on the couch in the livingroom? Was I supposed to leave the kids
with a woman who is high to babysit them??
I don't have the time nor the inclination to beat around the bush or sugarcoat things.
Let's all be honest and this will go alot smoother.
I "suffer" from information overload alot.
I focus on ONE person at a time and therefore I find it incredibly difficult and infuriating to try and listen to more than one person talking at a
time. With my wife telling me which way to turn,the kids telling me they need to go to the bathroom, the baby crying, and the radio on, I have come
close to handing my wife the wheel and jumping out of the car!
I could go on and on.
This is really helpful to know there are others like me.
I had no Idea it had a name.
edit on 16-8-2011 by Screwed because: (no reason given)