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Maybe I'm the Oddball...

Everyone always talks about how sunny days are so beautiful and make them feel so happy, but I just don't really enjoy the sun at all.  It's not as bad as heliophobia...  not a fear at all really.  More an aversion.  When I go out during the day, it just seems so bright, it hurts my eyes a bit.  I'm more likely to be in a good mood on a rainy day than a sunny one.  Storms really lift my mood.  Am I the only one out there who prefers "bad" weather?

Sidira Sidira 31-35, F 8 Responses Apr 18, 2008

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Its great too see I am not alone my favourite time of the year is autumn i love when the air is crisp and fresh I can not understand how people love to bake in the sun it makes you sweaty and has so many damaging effects the sun makes me cross and irritable and my whole body burns up I just think my body reacts to it give me an overcast day anytime

I dislike the sun very much. The sun makes me sick and throw up and gives me rashes. I like my home Dark with no sunlight peeping through for one it causes glares on the tv. I agree with some of the other comments on here I love thunderstorms and dark cloudy days.

For as long as I can remember the comment, "Isn't it a beautiful, sunny day?" has left me mystified. I don't like the sun. I don't like feeling hot and sweaty in summer and I resent the glare of the sun on snow. <br />
Give me a lovely shady spot, a cloudy day or a thundering rainstorm! I like the night, the moon and full cloud cover. <br />
While driving, the sun in my eyes is particularly irksome. I try to drive east in the evening and west in the morning. I try to have sunglasses always available. I close the blinds to avoid the sunshine and open them to enjoy a dark day.<br />
It is so great to hear other folks expressing the same sentiments. <br />
In other respects I am a nice, rather ordinary person, with, ironically, a sunny disposition and a positive way of looking at life.

This is absolutely rational and normal behavior to me. I grew up in So Cal with endless sun-worshippers.... I moved to Oregon because everyone said how "terrible" the rain was. Well, the marine layer was much more present in Cal. And here, it seems the same people consistently comment on how "nice" it is when there is sun; and complain when it rains. It makes me crazy. But one person pointed out to me that I am the same, just from the other direction.
I don't know, but the sun is depressing, and accompanies chaos in our society. So it's no surprise that we are in the minority; and gratefully so.

For as long as I can remember the comment, "Isn't it a beautiful, sunny day?" has left me mystified. I don't like the sun. I don't like feeling hot and sweaty in summer and I resent the glare of the sun on snow. <br />
Give me a lovely shady spot, a cloudy day or a thundering rainstorm! I like the night, the moon and full cloud cover. <br />
While driving, the sun in my eyes is particularly irksome. I try to drive east in the evening and west in the morning. I try to have sunglasses always available. I close the blinds to avoid the sunshine and open them to enjoy a dark day.<br />
It is so great to hear other folks expressing the same sentiments. <br />
In other respects I am a nice, rather ordinary person, with, ironically, a sunny disposition and a positive way of looking at life.

For as long as I can remember the comment, "Isn't it a beautiful, sunny day?" has left me mystified. I don't like the sun. I don't like feeling hot and sweaty in summer and I resent the glare of the sun on snow. <br />
Give me a lovely shady spot, a cloudy day or a thundering rainstorm! I like the night, the moon and full cloud cover. <br />
While driving, the sun in my eyes is particularly irksome. I try to drive east in the evening and west in the morning. I try to have sunglasses always available. I close the blinds to avoid the sunshine and open them to enjoy a dark day.<br />
It is so great to hear other folks expressing the same sentiments. <br />
In other respects I am a nice, rather ordinary person, with, ironically, a sunny disposition and a positive way of looking at life.

I live in Australia, it's very sunny 85% of the time here... I have to deal with it and adapt to an environment which by heritage isn't mine. It' not that I don't enjoy being outside, I just don't like the sun. When I want to spend the day outside I drive into the country and find a nice shady river bank with lots of trees and grass. I don't like the beach either for that reason.

I feel the exact same way as you do. I have never been able to put my finger on it, but there is something about sunny days that puts a damper on my day. I am genuinely in a better mood when the sky is overcast or raining that when it's sunny outside. I'd really like to know what it is that makes me feel this way.

I prefer bad weather, but maybe that is more because I burn after two minutes in the sun, and it's such a pain to cover every bit of exposed skin with sun cream. Add to that the fact it just makes everyone irritable and sweaty, there's not much good about it.