Are you content being alone ?

There was a thread that was started on a message board that I read and the topic was “Are you content being alone?”

Not necessarily meaning, “are you content being single”. They were asking if you were content on being alone as in being home alone, going shopping alone, being ok doing things alone (not always having to have SOMEONE with you when you do things).  It reminded me of a question my dad asks me from time to time.  This is how the conversation usually goes

Dad “Do you like living alone?”

Me: Yes

Dad: Well I think you should move back home

Me: Where would I sleep?

Dad: ” On the couch”

Well the other night his answer changed to “On the couch OR you could sleep with mama and I’ll sleep on the couch”.  HAHAHA. I love that my dad loves having us girls at home.

A normal night for me is sitting on my balcony reading a book or playing a game on my phone. I like hanging out with my friends and family but i’m perfectly content staying at home by myself. I work with 40+ people everyday. By the end of the day alot of times I’m just plain sick of being around people.

Someone on the thread posted a link to this article

http://jerrybrito.org/post/6114304704/top-ten-myths-about-introverts

Top 10 myths about introverts

I’ll highlight on the ones that fit me the best. I don’t think i’m 100% (maybe 99% 😉 )  introvert but pretty darn close.

#1 is TOTALLY me. 

Myth #1 – Introverts don’t like to talk.
This is not true. Introverts just don’t talk unless they have something to say. They hate small talk. Get an introvert talking about something they are interested in, and they won’t shut up for days.

People often think I am stuck up or a snob because I don’t talk a whole lot around people that I do not know. I DESPISE small talk, I hate when people say things just to have something to say. Example (When asking about my job) ” Are you running the place yet?” “When are you going to get your license?”. I’ve had the same people ask me these questions every week. My answer is always the same. No.

Myth #4 – Introverts don’t like people.
On the contrary, Introverts intensely value the few friends they have. They can count their close friends on one hand. If you are lucky enough for an introvert to consider you a friend, you probably have a loyal ally for life. Once you have earned their respect as being a person of substance, you’re in.

So moral of this story, consider yourself special if I consider you to be a close friend 🙂

Myth #6 – Introverts always want to be alone.
Introverts are perfectly comfortable with their own thoughts. They think a lot. They daydream. They like to have problems to work on, puzzles to solve. But they can also get incredibly lonely if they don’t have anyone to share their discoveries with. They crave an authentic and sincere connection with ONE PERSON at a time.

I don’t like to hang out in groups. I would much rather have one on one time with friends then have all my friends together in one setting. Karen and  I have our lunch dates, Megan and I have our dinner dates. Zach and I hang out together also.

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