I Need My Alone Time

I need to have lots of time to myself. I find that being around people (even if I'm not directly interacting with them) just drains me mentally. Most people don't seem to understand that. They think something must be wrong with me because I spend so much time alone. 
shybbw shybbw
26-30, F
2 Responses Jul 13, 2010

Its OK.. I am the same way, and so is my husband. The problem is, we have extroverted kids.. i think the important thing is to know who you are, how you gain and lose energy, and knowing how to recharge, etc.. In the end, being dependent on yourself, rather than others, is truly the key to life, dont you think?

sounds like you are an HSP! Highly sensitive Person, it´s a genetic trait, pepople who have a more sensitive nervous system than others. we often need alone time, get overwhelmed or are sensitive to noise. we experience things deeply which makes some people think we are "fragile" or "too sensitive"t, but being sensitive is actually powerful! finding out about this changed my life anyway.<br />
take care