I Am Drained Physically If I Am Around to Many People

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 463 People

    I'm Not Sure What It Is

    One on one, I'm fine. If I can get a decent conversation started I can even feel myself energized, strengthened by the interaction. But surrounded by a crowd, in the sweep and pull of anonymity, I find myself physically and psychologically drained. Perhaps it is the resistance...
    Argonnosi Argonnosi
    26-30, M
    Jul 29, 2012

    I Blame Autism,But I Do Not Know

    i have never liked being in a crowd.the bigger the crowd,the more i want to run and hide.and if they are loud,i will probably leave.i do not understand it.i can be happy with a couple of people talking and laughing.yes,even enjoy it.but if it gets past five or six,depending on...
    ghostofmyself ghostofmyself
    36-40
    Sep 19, 2013

    I've always been a very private person.

    Now that I'm older and more responsible to have a job and go to college I'm forced to put myself in many social situations. I'm good in these situations, however I can only be in them for a certain amount of time before I start to feel mentally and physically exhausted. I don't...
    linkingold linkingold
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Jul 27, 2014
    LikeAPrayer LikeAPrayer
    18-21, F
    Jan 11, 2014

    Escape

    I talk in a class all day.Communication is a must but I will confess.  I like recess and gym class to let the boys and girls run freely. Watching them brings distance and I can NOT talk for a little bit.Same thing at gatherings for celebrations..I do my thing and watch...
    wiseowl wiseowl
    61-65, F
    2 Responses Nov 8, 2009
    jamme30 jamme30
    31-35, F
    Jul 9, 2015
    mahmoudvip mahmoudvip
    26-30, M
    Jul 8, 2015

    Do you know what a sanguine is?

    Do you believe energy can be drained from people, like blood, on purpose? You may be a sensitive and not even know it!
    LilyNiteStorm35 LilyNiteStorm35
    36-40, F
    1 Response Jan 12

    I sometimes wonder if I could be too empathic.

    I'm fine around a few people, but in a crowd, it's like I feel all these conflicting thoughts and emotions crashing in, and wind up an exhausted wreck if I stay too long.
    Indiemind Indiemind
    56-60, M
    1 Response Jan 13

    Tiresome

    Too many people for too long just causes me to shut everyone out and shut down.  After a while, it's hard to keep up with the conversation, especially if it's a jovial one with a lot of laughing.  I have to step away and be solo for several minutes before I can rejoin...
    filthydieseltech filthydieseltech
    22-25, F
    Feb 19, 2010

    When It Comes To So Many People...

    It's my problem, too.  1) In classroom where we are about 30 people and I must spend a day with them...  I come home  absolutely drained. I fall asleep at least for 1 hour.  2) in shopping malls, I get headache after 20-30 min spent there. Ugh...  I don...
    bublina bublina
    18-21, F
    3 Responses May 29, 2010

    I love socializing and spending time with other

    people. I am a very happy energetic person but some times it feel like people suck the energy out of me. They are like blood sucking vampires. Sometimes I'm really exhausted after spending too much time with some people. Its like getting a hangover without drinking.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    4 Responses Jul 8, 2015

    Bit Of An Introvert...

    I am a bit introverted. If I am around people for any length of time, especially if there are too many people, then I start to feel physically drained and exhausted. I feel the need to get away, do my own thing and 'recharge my batteries' before I'm ready to interact with anyone...
    Ragelovelumos Ragelovelumos
    18-21, F
    1 Response Aug 9, 2012

    being around a lot of people literally makes me

    feel so tired, as if they are sucking the life out of me the longer I'm around them. it can be frustrating at times how badly I want away from them when it happens.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Jan 12

    Personal Space Is At A Premium These Days..you Never Know!

    Yes, I know it sounds a bit odd for those unfamiliar with this, but I will tell you the truth (and you know by my stories, it isn't always pretty!) I have always felt claustrophobic around a large group of people for the most part but it seems as I have gotten older, my...
    choctawgrrrl choctawgrrrl
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Feb 19, 2010

    In general, people bother me.

    It's not that I'm impatient or anti-social, but there's only so much sh*! you can take. Some people are decent, intelligent, and interesting individuals--the vast majority are not. It's absolutely draining to be in the company of the vast majority of people.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jan 21

    It just takes so much of my energy to keep up

    group social interaction for too long. If it's people who I know and like then it's alright, but hanging out with mere acquaintances can be such a drain. Even when I'm having a good time, by the end of the day/night I'm usually just so relieved to get home or to bed. I have much...
    Kakakarotcake Kakakarotcake
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jul 9, 2015
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