Maladaptive Daydreaming: where wild minds come to rest
Ok, so for those who don't know I have SERIOUS social problems. I pretty much can't get along with anyone, in person or on-line. It's a huge part of the reason I'm on Disability. I couldn't get along with anyone in an office environment or even online working from home. Plus, I have a million sensitivities to sounds, light, profanity, touch, taste, etc which make it very hard to enjoy hanging out with people. I took a big step today. I joined a Highly Sensitive Person group on meetup.com, and I actually organized and went to an event. The event was a walk in my neighborhood. Only one person showed, but still, we had a nice talk. It was nice being able to talk about my sensitivities with someone who would understand and not judge me. Most people don't understand and just act like I'm nuts or immature. He didn't. I have social anxiety, so it was really scary stepping out of my comfort zone. I'm glad I did it, though.
We've talked about what it is to be a Highly Sensitive Person on here before, but in case you haven't seen that, here's the test to see if you are one. I scored 22, definitely highly sensitive.