Posted by Krazy Kat on May 14, 2002, at 10:04:19
In reply to Re: Highly Sensitive People » sid, posted by Ritch on May 13, 2002, at 23:11:10
I agree, they're just terms. But I've found that so many people I have met, especially in business, don't understand the concept of "time alone" or being quiet, and also that many people THINK they're introverts, when that really means they spend an hour alone before bed each day. :)
People can take a quiet attitude as an attack, when it's just a different personality type. Odd to me.
I guess I feel distinctly in the minority, which is fine, but it causes communication problems, and can mean that certain people aren't meant for "outgoing" jobs, or outgoing lifestyles.
I have a best friend from High School who still cannot understand why I spend so much time alone now. She used to see me when I was manic a lot, and putting on a "false bravado" of sorts. I don't think she'll ever get it.
Also, I have a real problem with people being "invasive". I am very private, and I find it fascinating when strangers act as if I am being "rude" when I don't want to "spill my guts". This was really a problem in the office. I was considered an ice queen until people got to know. And even then...
Just thinking aloud...