Have you ever been in a room full of people, people you know, and felt very alone? I do not like this feeling at all. I get in these situations where I feel like I should have something to say to somebody, but I can't think of anything. In my head, it seems as if everybody is talking to somebody and all I can do is stand there and try to smile. Pressure comes over me during these times and it is almost like a very mild panic attack inside my body.
I am an introvert, always have been, so that means I get my energy from being alone and having quiet time. This does not mean that I do not like to be around people. When I am with 1 or 2 friends, sometimes I feel like I can't stop talking. Since being a stay at home mom, I crave time to talk with my husband or other moms or just adults in general.
When I was in high school and college, people used to tell me they thought I was being "stuck up" or "snooty" because I wouldn't talk to people. I guess that is what I think now as an adult, that if I don't talk to people they are going to think I am being rude and I really am not trying to be.
Does anybody else experience this or is it just me?