Aversion to Crowds

It may come as a surprise to you that this author is not a people person. Crowds of people, meeting new people, even asking a stranger for directions to ordering food from a restaurant - all of these things give me reason to get nervous.

I don't do well at parties, I don't do well at social events, and if there's not someone there I can cling desperately chat with, then I can find a reason for not going. Hell, even if there is someone I know there, I try to find a way out of it.

And public speaking - well, don't even get me started on that kettle of fish.

Chatting my text or email has never been an issue for me - I can message someone out of the blue and go from there. Commenting on new blogs, likewise, I can handle, and replying to people commenting on mine isn't a problem.

However, I've noticed that when a blog I read gets busy or popular, I tend to stop commenting. And I don't know why. Everyone loves comments, but if I see someone already has a dozen or more, then I won't add my two pence unless the subject at hand is really something I have to add to.

And I'm not sure why I'm like it either, but I think it's more to do with my crowd/people aversion than anything else. But if you wonder why I am not amid your myriad of comments, you know why ;)

Yes, I am weird.

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6 Responses to “Aversion to Crowds”

debbie said...

your not weird Martin is the same, hates people, hates shopping, wont blog, unlike you, wont text people,, you are not alone,, but maybe your just miserable Men at times

Em's way said...

Well at least you admit it Dan, some people are convinced they are normal when everyone knows they are totally weird ;)

Deni said...

Hi Dan,I am the same way, don't like shopping or going to meetings or other such functions.
Give me a good book and a cuppa tea,and of course my computer and I am fine...Peace Deni...

Me said...

You won't have to worry, my blog has hardly any comments ;P

g-man said...

I have made that same decision to not comment for similar reasons (Consciously.)

Posh Totty said...

Sorry, cant leave a comment to this, too many others have replied already ;o)