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I Get Tired After Socialising

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    Socializing Burns More Calories Than Working Out

    I get extremely exhausted after socializing. In fact, I have noticed that if I'm forced to socialize for days at a time, I can drop as many as 3 pounds over just a few days. A day long job interview will always cause me to lose 2 or 3 pounds. When I go on business trips and am...
    lmori lmori 36-40 1 Response Mar 5, 2011

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    Wipeout

    People tend to wipe me out especially in say a party situation and I'm forced to go beyond my normal social limits. This is often why you find me disappearing either to the computer or a quiet corner to sedate my brain, rebalance myself and collect my thoughts. I love people, don...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Nov 6, 2009

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    It's Very Draining.

    Never mind actually having to talk to people face-to-face, monkeys & associates forbid. Even just talking to people on here exhausts me. (I believe there is something called social stamina though. Some people are born with massive reserves. Some of us just need to train...
    TheTardyDodo TheTardyDodo 31-35, M 7 Responses Jan 21, 2008

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    Exhausted

    I sometimes hang with a buddy all day long. Depending on who it is, I sometimes feel drained, even if they are really chill. I just call them energy vampires. LOL
    LylaRocks LylaRocks 26-30, F May 7, 2011

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    Talking Makes Me Tired

    I could never understand why I feel so tired after socializing, until I started researching it online & discovered it happens to many other people as well. That was a relief to find out, because I thought something was really wrong with me. It doesn't happen around certain...
    newsoulawakening2 newsoulawakening2 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 31, 2013

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    It Is Best to Avoid It.

    I'm one of those people that avoid social situations as much as possible. Although I do get bouts of "I want to see people" most of the time, I'm pretty reclusive. The one thing that makes socialising so very tiring for me, is having to keep up an appearance of sorts...
    Sparowe Sparowe 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 6, 2009

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    Introvert Here.

    I'm a true introvert. I get out and socialize but if I'm around other people (besides my small group of friends or my husband) I'm left exhausted. Small talk annoys me a bit, but I do it to fit in. Plus I don't like telling people deeper things about me, so 'the weather' it is...
    soulfool soulfool 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 7, 2012

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    Being Around People

    i get nerves   when i am around    people   i dont   know  i relly do hate to socialising
    dogbeith dogbeith 31-35 4 Responses Sep 28, 2008

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    I Love (most) People, Don't Get Me Wrong

    I find socializing very taxing. I'm not really all that introverted most of the time, because I do talk a lot (sometimes), so I don't think it's that. I find too much interaction with people drains the energy reserves. Usually by the end of the day I'm pretty drained. It's a...
    wack1985 wack1985 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 12, 2010

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    The Burden Of Socializing

    Yeah, I am tired of socializing too. The fact of the matter is, the older I get, the less tolerance I have for other people's hurtful hidden agendas, etc.. Every now and again, socializing will be a joy when I meet someone who is genuine, and just fun to be around, but a lot of...
    sediqua22 sediqua22 36-40 3 Responses Jul 13, 2010

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    Blehh

    it takes sooo much effort to force smalltalk and to be sociable with people that you really could care less about or just dont feel like talking to. like i hate going to gatherings and events where conversation is forced and people try to start conversations with you about the...
    asdfok asdfok 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 25, 2008

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    But Still Love It

    I tend to be very energetic, and very carefully pay attention to people when I am socialising.  I tend to go off in tangents and bring as many people in to conversation as I can and smile as much as I can.  I remember when I used to cover press...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Nov 4, 2008

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    I Always Happens

    I don't think you could class me as introverted or extroverted I'm somewhere in the middle but what I do find is I always get tired when I've been socialising for a few hours like now I've had someone in my house since 7pm and i went to bed at 10.30, I don't mean to be rude but I...
    peacefulstorm peacefulstorm 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 31, 2013

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    Socialising

    Yeah it can be very draining, and it can bring some good rest afterward.
    Arorin Arorin 22-25, M Mar 4, 2010

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    Sensitivity

    I always need alone time after socializing, that´s what I need to recharge. I get my energy from rest and quiet, not from being out and about. it´s just who I am but it took me a long time to figure out and to stand by what I need, and not feel abnormal about it. I used to feel...
    feelingwhole feelingwhole 26-30, F Apr 30, 2011

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    However It's Different For Me Online....

    This type of socializing I love!   It doesn't drain me like social events do.  There are different expectations and requirements at social gatherings.  Online is where you get to choose to whom you want to speak and be wearing your pj's the entire time :)
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Feb 27, 2012

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    It's Just That

    I think well of myself. I'm not going to belittle myself. In conversations where people talk about how x person is a (*(&^)*&YDHF i really get uncomfortable... I like being good to people all the time when I can.... I like drinking alcohol because its relaxing... I'm just a nice...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 29, 2011

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    Like Right Now

    I went with my fiance to his sister's wedding on saturday. And it near killed me with tiredness, and I'm still tired from it. And my brain is mush. There were 78 people there... and 60 of them were my future relatives. And it drained me to my core. But then it's always that way...
    sugarburn sugarburn 22-25, F 13 Responses Sep 30, 2008

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    .

    Socializing is like being bedridden for years and then trying to jog a mile... right now, I can barely even walk. And when I do, I look something like a frail baby deer taking its first shaky steps. But hey, I'm strength training. When I go out, it's with the goal of...
    effervescence effervescence 26-30, M 2 Responses Mar 3, 2009

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    Many people don't get

    that I'm an introvert. After socializing for a while I need time to recover. But it's hard to explain to my extrovert parents. Any advice?
    EmoGirl1237 EmoGirl1237 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 15

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    Oooh *yawn*

    It can be so exhausting. Smiling trying to make small talk, always feeling like you are soley responsible to prevent or fill the awkward silences. I think the hardest is when you have to meet a lot of new people, I mean one or two isn't bad but when you have to go somewhere that...
    DelightfulBabe08 DelightfulBabe08 26-30 6 Responses Sep 27, 2008

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    Why I Hate Socializing

    Socializing is effing exhausting for me... To put on a happy face and be empathetic and understanding and actively listen to people's needs and concerns and stories. I try to be the best, try to quickly decide what is the best response to people in each conversation I have. It's...
    brokenheaart brokenheaart 22-25, F 4 Responses Oct 27, 2011

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    Related Experiences

    It's been a progressive thing over the last two or three years. I used to be fairly social and enjoyed conversations. But now, it's all changed. Socialising for a couple of hours...
    Reallifeperson Reallifeperson 22-25, M 1 Response Sep 9

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    Just venting: Tired of being alone. Tired of being mad. I am a good person. And yes, I have kids and they are a huge part of my world. I will not compromise them. If someone...
    beth70 beth70 41-45, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    I'm tired of being judged, of being bullied, of being abused, of being alone, but most of all, I'm tired of being alive.
    EmotionlessDude EmotionlessDude 13-15, M 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    I know. I know that I should be more patient, more kind, more loving. I know that I am married to a good man. I know that I am lucky that he does the grocery shopping, washes...
    BBWand40 BBWand40 36-40, F 9 Responses Sep 19

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    I'm in a really depressed state right now and feel so hopeless. Life keeps throwing one thing after another at me and it's exhausting. I can't sleep, I barely eat, and I'm just...
    Sweetgirl120 Sweetgirl120 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 21

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    I can honestly say that I'm tired of being tired. I have sleep apnea..am supposed to sleep with a CPAP machine...but that thing drives me crazy & I can't sleep with it on. Even...
    RubyLane RubyLane 41-45, F 1 Response Sep 15

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    OK..let's see...I have sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome, depression, anxiety, Fibromyalgia, Borderline Personality Disorder, PTSD, I'm overweight...which doesn't help a damn...
    RubyLane RubyLane 41-45, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    I'm tired Tired of being in love with her when she no longer loves me I'm tired Tired of fighting this losing battle to keep her heart when she threw mine away a long time ago I'm...
    cesarjames cesarjames 22-25, M Sep 22

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    I'm so tired. I want to sleep forever. I'm not just regular tired, I'm tired of everything. Tired of being tired. Tired of being wrong. Tired of being lonely. Tired of everything...
    Yourguardianangel9613 Yourguardianangel9613 16-17, F 3 Responses Sep 19

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    I'm sick and tired of having to play the role of a mother instead of just being a child. I'm sick of all the responsibility I'm sick and tired of people who use me. I'm sick...
    WelcomeTheSilence WelcomeTheSilence 16-17, F Aug 31

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    ... lately, I have been uber tired.. because, for some odd and annoying reason, I have been waking up really early... like 1:00, or 3:00, or 4:00... I don't like waking up early...
    plushisushi3 plushisushi3 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 4

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    Lately I've been so tired and I hate it. I fall asleep during the day and there is no reason for it. Even after I sleep through most of the day I am still exhausted. I shouldn't...
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M 2 Responses Sep 20

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    DISCLAIMER; this is very long and I've changed the names :) In 2010 I started year 7 and within the first few months I made two main friends that I had intended to stick with me...
    chanelondon chanelondon 13-15, F 1 Response a week ago

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    **** my life. **** it. I hate it, there's no meaning, not one good thing has ever happened in my entire f*cking life except for meeting my friends and former lover. I just hate it...
    PrincessPolarBear PrincessPolarBear 16-17, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I am just so tired of pretending to be normal. To try to make the things that are supposed to matter a priority. I want to stop wasting my days and nights tormented and distracted...
    LittleBirds0827 LittleBirds0827 36-40, F 3 Responses Sep 1

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    I'm tired of waking up every morning hoping it will be better when I know the fact that it won't be any different than yesterday or maybe worse. Just another yesterdays with all...
    ruthm ruthm 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 8

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    I am just so tired of everything that has happened in the last few years, I am so tired of ignorant people who say just get over it, I am so tired of feeling the way that I do, I...
    Shamrock40 Shamrock40 36-40, M 1 Response Sep 14

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    Don't know what's wrong with me, I've been like this for years; tired. I am tired of feeling tired.
    MindBodySpirit MindBodySpirit 41-45, M 2 Responses Sep 15

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    I am so tired of life now that I am too tired to explain. 1st off I wasn't born beautiful which really ticks me off. This is my number one problem as vain as it sounds but it...
    toniyl toniyl 36-40, F 3 Responses Sep 21

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    I'm tired of flirting... I really am. I'm tired if the ******* ******** who claim they care about me but in reality don't. I'm tired of the pretty boys who only care about having a...
    KittyKatLuvsYhu KittyKatLuvsYhu 13-15, F 4 days ago

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    I'm exhausted with being an outcast and not feeling like I belong anywhere yet. I'm tired of being sad almost all the time and disconnected from almost everyone and everything...
    ajrestless ajrestless 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 30

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    This has been happening the past couple months. (Before anyone asks, I am not pregnant) No matter what I eat, whether its a small amount or a bigger amount, I feel sick. I use to...
    beautifulgoodbye beautifulgoodbye 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 11

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    im tired of crying . im tired of cutting myself . im tired of being alive . if i ever actually had a conversation with God in person, I'm pretty sure he'd hate me. If I were God...
    SubmissiveSecrets SubmissiveSecrets 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 13

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    Why am I friends with who I am? I mean I like them. But why? I am tired of all this analyzing. I know they're into phycology. And so am I. But I am tired of my life being...
    LoverOfAllSouls LoverOfAllSouls 13-15, F Sep 14

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    it don't matter at how this begins and how fukked up it comes out. i just came in...fallen limp bc i have lost all of the last thread of ''hope''.i just do not have it in me to...
    deadsoulinside deadsoulinside 41-45, F 3 Responses Sep 16

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    I slept for 10 hours last night and took a 4 hour nap today and I'm still tired right now. Is there such thing as getting too much sleep? I have been in such a weird tired and...
    okjackie okjackie 16-17, F Sep 21

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    Yeah... that's right. I'm tired of being the one doing all the talking in private message on EP. I'm tired of always being the one to break the ice. I'm tired of opening up to...
    Cristofori Cristofori 41-45, M Sep 21

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