Today I really needed space from my family and since we weren't doing anything today, I told them I got called in early for work. I am actually at the library. I love my family to death but at times they make me feel like I am suffocating. At dinner parties and during the holidays whenever it gets loud, I sneak away eventually they find me and they think it's a bad thing. My dad always freaks out because he thinks I will turn into his brother, who is extremely introverted.
Most Helpful Guy
I don't see a reason as to why enjoying time by yourself would be a bad thing...
I personally have become and still do get exhausted after speaking with just one of my friends or family members.
This is because I actually listen to and genuinely care about what they are telling me. Sometimes this leads me to continue conversations that have already drained me emotionally. And this is where the problem begins. I don't feign interest, so sometimes I have to wonder what emotion I'm actually portraying. I really don't know._. But inside my mind I'm asking them "Don't you see the look on my face, I'm utterly fucking exhausted! Just stop talking."
and well... that's just who I am. I couldn't fake caring if I tried. My pount is, do whatever you need to do to be the best you possible! Don't feel guilty for taking care of yourself! It's you're family being selfish and a little ignorant, tbh.1
Most Helpful Girl
It's not bad at all. We all need our alone time, some more than others. Introverts need more of that time to recharge since being around people wipes us out.1