After spending time with a group of people, do you feel energized and ready for anything or do you want to hide in the corner with a good book?
I don't do either of the above, I do however need time off by myself, but in public. Let me explain, I like people I really do but I'm not great with people. I try to be social but after a little bit of time I need to go off by myself. I don't know why, but I need to be around people I don't know too. For reasons I can't exactly explain I am quite a people person, despite my best efforts. I am awkward by most definitions and I get stuck in my own little world where I still like people around me but I don't want them to talk to me 🙂
Earlier this year I tried my hand at “organizing” a team for the MS walk and after the walk all was said and done I spent a good portion of the afternoon driving around and shopping alone. I had a blast at the MS walk but after the overwhelmingness (if that's even a word) of it all I needed to be around people who didn't know me and didn't need or want anything from me. What can I say? I'm better via text message.
As you can see, I do just fine around people. That being said I eventually panic and need to have a moment where people are just a noise in the background.