You are viewing an obsolete version of the DU website which is no longer supported by the Administrators. Visit The New DU.
Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login

Reply #60: Definitely a hermit: [View All]

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » The DU Lounge Donate to DU
FKA MNChimpH8R Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-29-09 08:54 PM
Response to Original message
60. Definitely a hermit:
being an only child (Dx'd Asperger's in my late 40s) I can never remember being anything else. Took some tests once that indicated I needed about 5-10% as much social interaction as "normals." That's about right. I can be social in small groups or with people who share interests (hi-fi nuts, DUers or other musicians) but beyond that, forget it. Large gatherings are very traumatic for me. I am more asocial than antisocial.

Extrovert friends who obsess on my "getting out and meeting people more" apparently cannot get it through their thick skulls that I am not unhappy in my current lifestyle no matter how many times I explain it to them.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top

Home » Discuss » The DU Lounge Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators

Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC