Total Opposite of a Social Butterfly

I don’t like bumping into people from my ‘past lives’ (when you’re old enough you will have this). This imp’s blog post reminded me of it and thank goodness I’m not such a misfit after all. There are people with similar inclinations.

When I was in my twenties and earlier I loved people…I loved everyone. Now….I often say I don’t like people. Well more accurately not all people (just the arrogant bullying ones) but I have empathy for people especially the humble ones in bad situations.

What I dread most in engaging in small talk with and being interrogated about my life by nosey parkers (who don’t really truly care about me as they are not always in my life but seem to relish the gossip).

I live in fear of bumping into people I just don’t want to see.

I sound mean but that’s just the honest truth.

But strangely I enjoy interactions with fellow bloggers/writers as then you connect about things that feed your soul…not winning at the rat race, titles, money and other so called material superficial things valued by society (sadly especially Singapore society).

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4 Responses to Total Opposite of a Social Butterfly

  1. I do like people. Yet I am shy, especially in groups. I prefer one-on-one contacts. And I need a lot of alone time without ‘input’ from outside , in order to digest and recover.
    When I was younger I was very, very shy. Nowadays I am much more social.

    We are not all the same and we do not all need to be social butterflies. I hope and guess that you are happy with a select number of loved ones and that’s fine, isn’t it?

    • bookjunkie says:

      Yes I always used to feel there was something wrong with me for being so reclusive but I guess we change with age and circumstances. But I really do enjoy the interactions online. I’m a web social butterfly 😉 But very shy (and self conscious) otherwise.

      I very much enjoy one on one encounters with meaningful conversations rather than group ones too. I’m rather introspective too…need that alone time as well.

  2. jolene says:

    ah, same here. i used to love people a lot more than i do now. i really, really hate bumping into most people when i’m out too! i struggle sometimes because i think i fall right in the middle of being an extrovert and an introvert. sometimes i’m not sure what i want, ha..

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