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24 Things Only Antisocial People Understand

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24 Things Only Antisocial People Understand

1. If you can, you refuse most jobs unless you can work by yourself, in the back, or quietly (like a cook, librarian or from home). The front counter, retail or waiting tables would be pure agony. Not you:

24 Things Only Antisocial People Understand

    2. You avoid complaining, giving opinions or advice…even when asked. It leads to conversation.

    24 Things Only Antisocial People Understand

      3. In turn, you don’t often tell your troubles to others. See reason #2 above.

      24 Things Only Antisocial People Understand

        4. You find yourself in mental torture weighing the pros and cons of seeing your favorite band live and

        having to deal with…the masses.

        24 Things Only Antisocial People Understand

          5. You avoid eye contact and/or smiling for too long since it’s an invitation for people to approach you.

          24 Things Only Antisocial People Understand

            6. Your animals–toys or real–know how social you can be. Am I right?

            24 Things Only Antisocial People Understand

              7. You find yourself thinking how it’s not that you’re shy, it’s just that…you don’t care for most who speak to you.

              24 Things Only Antisocial People Understand

                8. In fact, you never admire the loud “alpha” dominating the room. You feel very much the opposite towards them.
                24 Things Only Antisocial People Understand

                  9. You understand the difference between snobbery and wanting to be left in your thoughts.

                  24 Things Only Antisocial People Understand

                    10. You don’t mind that others consider you snobby, nonetheless.

                    24 Things Only Antisocial People Understand

                      11. You are a-okay with others, including your parents, siblings or friends, hogging the spotlight. You were always better working behind the scenes.

                      24 Things Only Antisocial People Understand

                        12. You lock yourself in your room…sometimes for months.

                        24 Things Only Antisocial People Understand

                          13. Have Hikikomori? After careful research: yup.

                          24 Things Only Antisocial People Understand

                            14. You find yourself wondering in what ways Hikikomori is either “concerning” or a “condition.”

                            24 Things Only Antisocial People Understand

                              15. You fantasize about moving to a country where everyone respects quietude.

                              24 Things Only Antisocial People Understand

                                16. You sometimes even refuse to register on your favorite forum threads even when you could contribute a valuable new perspective.

                                24 Things Only Antisocial People Understand

                                  17. When people look into your eyes, you’re told it’s as if you’re in another world (you prefer the label “ethereal”).

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                                    18. The first time they speak to you, you’re polite. The second time, you’re terse. The third time, you literally stop speaking and avoid them. No hard feelings.

                                    24 Things Only Antisocial People Understand

                                      19. You say hello when you pass someone you know. Upon seeing them again, you believe they should recall your initial greeting and ignore you.

                                      24 Things Only Antisocial People Understand

                                        20. You find yourself questioning why others have to be so damn loud. Unless there’s a major disaster, nothing warrants it.

                                        24 Things Only Antisocial People Understand

                                          21. You’re exhausted after a trip to the mall: you’ve been around too many people for too long and you need to recoup.

                                          24 Things Only Antisocial People Understand

                                            22. Dating online comes much more naturally to you…you don’t have to speak and you can always delete.

                                            24 Things Only Antisocial People Understand

                                              23. You find yourself questioning why strangers still approach you…despite the disinterested looks, headphones you’re wearing and the very obvious ignores the first couple of times they attempt.

                                              24 Things Only Antisocial People Understand

                                                24. You know the difference between “anti-social” (an actual personality disorder for those lacking a conscience) and you: a quiet observer of the world (aka “asocial”).

                                                24 Things Only Antisocial People Understand

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