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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-02-2012, 02:39 PM Thread Starter
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why is being around people so EXHAUSTING?

fridays. my day o'meetings. today i had three meetings. the first one actually went fairly well. i talked, i smiled, i even went to get lunch with a few of my coworkers after.

next meeting i started getting a bit agitated.

then i had a break, in which i started getting more and more anxious every time i saw a person.

by the third meeting, i was near tears and needed to "leave early for an appointment"

theres no reason for this, i just can't take being around people for long lengths of time. and it wasn't even a long period of time. maybe 5 hours total.

i needed to come home and get some rest.

can anyone relate/empathize/tell me wtf is wrong with me?
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I find being around people constantly exhasting.
its bc im an introvert
introverts lose energy as they social, extroverts gain energy as they socialize
take a personality test, i bet ur an introvert
u just need a time out


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well i'm definitely an introvert, but it goes beyond that ..
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I'm the exact same way, I didn't realize these were introverted traits until I read, "Introvert Power," by Laurie Helgoe some time ago by chance.

While I'm at work I am fine around people, but then the longer I am around them I slowly get irritated and want to be left alone. Also, it depends on whether I have a connection with the person interacting with me.

I get physically and mentally drained from being around people for a while. Once I am alone and recharge, I am fine. People just exhaust me. I like the quiet. I understand how you feel.
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