I get exhausted from socialising

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Socialising drains all my energy out of me. A lot of the time I'd prefer to read quietly, think to myself and write about my thoughts and interests. I don't hate people, a lot of the time I just prefer to be alone.

However, I am forced by social convention to talk to people, often with disastrous consequences. I end up feeling drained and depressed. I linger over the smallest details of every conversion afterwards and I review my own performance as a speaker and harshly criticise myself.

I've never really enjoyed socialising the way normal people do. I have trouble expressing myself in casual conversation because my worldview often seems quite strange and detached in comparison to the outlooks and perspectives of normal people. There are moments when I wonder whether individualism is a gift or a curse.
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Safiya122
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If that's the case - when you wanna be left alone just let the person know.
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that's okay, I get tired out by lots of socialising as well, I just draw boundaries about how much I will put up with, make sure I have an exit planned from events (e.g. someone offered me a lift home at 11 so I'll leave early) and make sure I plan in some recuperation time after a busy day/couple of days

some people are like that, it doesn't have to be the end of the world, just learn to work around it
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