The virtues of being alone

Not Every Recluse Suffers From Social Anxiety Disorder

Not every reclusive person suffers from social anxiety disorder.  Some people just don’t like to mingle.  Some people find themselves uncomfortable in social situations and avoid them not so much out of fear, but out of preference . Personally, I love being home alone.  I love not having to explain myself, to persuade others to […]

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Hoof in Mouth and Post Social Anxiety

One thing that had happened to me as I’ve gotten older is that I really have stopped giving a shit what people think…for the most part. It’s what I think about myself that matters and that assessment is often challenged through social interaction. Yesterday I experienced some unexpected social interaction with my neighbors. After going […]

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Shyness: Evolutionary Tactic?

Look, I know I don’t post here enough. I’m too busy trying to survive these difficult economic times to devote energy to the things I value most, like this Web Site, but I read this article in the New York Times today that is so good, so important that I had to pass it on. […]

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