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I'm so glad you wrote this article...I feel this way, exactly. I have no problem interacting with other people...I just prefer to be alone I really don't have any close friends, only acquaintances. Even my family members...I'm very loving and cordial with them, but I don't want to be around them for a long time.

I'm just glad that someone else understands how I feel about being "drained" after social situations...being around a lot of people makes me feel so drained and tired, like the life is sucked out of me.

Thanks again! (A few paragraphs talking about MYSELF of course...hey I'm an introvert, I'm inside my own head :P).

Thank you for the feedback. I think introverts need to stand up and be counted. (But that would mean putting down that good book we're reading. Hmm.) It's always good to hear that I'm not alone.

Once again, thank you! I love your articles, though I don't usually comment they've helped me in several instances. This is one issue I've struggled with since I was young. My parents were constantly worried and exasperated by the fact that I loved spending time alone as a child. I would alphabetize my books from a young age, draw, read, build elaborate lego structures and generally play by myself. It got to the point where my dad complained to our family therapist about it because my introversion enraged him.

I am now an adult dealing with a full life and at most a few hours a week to myself and I could not figure out why I am feeling so caged in lately. It's so obviously clear now. Thank you! And you're right, it's good to know you're not alone!

this is the first article i've ever read on this and im so happy,i have tears in my eyes. this is exactly what im like!i'm not crazy!!

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