Do you consider yourself antisocial or asocial?

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Leros

Lifer
Jul 11, 2004
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I'm not as social as most people. I don't have a desire to be around people as much as most people do. I'm picky with my friends and when a good social opportunity arrives I will take it and have a lot of fun.
 

Aikouka

Lifer
Nov 27, 2001
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I guess by your description I'm asocial... I kinda like being by myself, but I have no qualms with going out with others.
 

imported_Imp

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Dec 20, 2005
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Asocial. I do like doing stuff, but the other 90% of the time, stay the hell away. A absolutely hate human contact in the morning. The mere presence of a family member pisses me off when I'm running around, packing and getting ready for work.

Can't say I'm antisocial cause that term is too associated with serial killers/murderers/rapists.
 

KeithTalent

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Nov 30, 2005
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Hmm, a lot of asocial and McRib people here, as I suspected.

KT
 

Aikouka

Lifer
Nov 27, 2001
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I think I should also add that I also tend to enjoy being at my own place because well... I feel the most comfortable there :p. I never liked sleeping over at a friend's place when I was younger as an example.
 

JulesMaximus

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Jul 3, 2003
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Originally posted by: KeithTalent
Hmm, a lot of asocial and McRib people here, as I suspected.

KT

I voted McRib...even though I think that it may be the worst food on the planet. ;)
 

Paladin3

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Mar 5, 2004
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I'm very social when I want to be, mostly in a work environment, with strangers or when I'm otherwise in the mood to be so. I have no trouble speaking in front of groups, lecturing or just walking up to random people on the street and striking up a conversation. I embarrass my wife by talking to strangers when we are out, which is something she is too shy for. I used to interview folks for a living so it's easy for me.

It's a different story when I'm alone or just not in the mood. I totally turn it off and am quite happy by myself or with just my family. I've only got one close friend, and now that he is several states away we only talk on occasion. I guess I'm very social when necessary, but feel no need to have others around except for my wife and kids.
 

Drako

Lifer
Jun 9, 2007
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Originally posted by: Modelworks
I'm an antisocial socialist.

Same here :).

I used to be just antisocial, probably becuase I was painfully shy when I was younger.

As I've gotten older, I've become more social. If I was not married, I would probably be a hermit - my wife forces me to be more social some times :).

 

Ryan

Lifer
Oct 31, 2000
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If I'm not comfortable with the people I'm around, I get anxiety. Large groups of people especially, I start feeling like my stomach is balling up, start sweating, have to get the fuck away.

Lately, I just confront the feelings by forcefully putting myself into social situations, it's been helping to lessen the anxiety, but I still don't like interaction :/
 

KeithTalent

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Originally posted by: Ryan
If I'm not comfortable with the people I'm around, I get anxiety. Large groups of people especially, I start feeling like my stomach is balling up, start sweating, have to get the fuck away.

Lately, I just confront the feelings by forcefully putting myself into social situations, it's been helping to lessen the anxiety, but I still don't like interaction :/

Geez, that sucks man. Hope it gets easier for you.

KT
 
L

Lola

Although I joke that I hate people, I am very social and enjoy meeting new people.
 

nixium

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Originally posted by: ConstipatedVigilante
I'm pretty sociable - I'll start a conversation if I'm standing in an elevator with someone or waiting in a taxi.

Please, tell me what context that quote in your sig is in. I can't envision what would make someone post that.
 

torpid

Lifer
Sep 14, 2003
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I am relatively social. I do not enjoy groups of people if I'm not friendly or familiar with them, but I enjoy being in groups of people if I know them and like them.
 

KeithTalent

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Originally posted by: nixium
Originally posted by: ConstipatedVigilante
I'm pretty sociable - I'll start a conversation if I'm standing in an elevator with someone or waiting in a taxi.

Please, tell me what context that quote in your sig is in. I can't envision what would make someone post that.

That's just fuzzy being fuzzy.

KT
 

Jeff7

Lifer
Jan 4, 2001
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Asocial. With the exception of being reasonably active here at ATOT.
I don't actively do things with the intention of harming society, thus am not antisocial.


Originally posted by: nixium
Please, tell me what context that quote in your sig is in. I can't envision what would make someone post that.
I'd tell you, but I'd have to SNORGLE you to death.


 

imported_Imp

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Dec 20, 2005
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Originally posted by: Jeff7
Asocial. With the exception of being reasonably active here at ATOT.

I don't know if this qualifies. Remember how all the jocks and hipsters make fun of losers who go to internet chat rooms. This is essentially a chat room, just a couple hours delay between responses;).
 

Fritzo

Lifer
Jan 3, 2001
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I could go a month without speaking to anyone face to face, which is funny because I work at a customer service company :)

I guess I just got this way because everyone always needs something from me, yet I never ask for anything. If I'm alone, I'm in total control.
 

Jeff7

Lifer
Jan 4, 2001
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Originally posted by: Imp
Originally posted by: Jeff7
Asocial. With the exception of being reasonably active here at ATOT.

I don't know if this qualifies. Remember how all the jocks and hipsters make fun of losers who go to internet chat rooms. This is essentially a chat room, just a couple hours delay between responses;).
I like to think of ATOT as a manic-depressive schizophrenic savant friend, with a delayed response-time disorder, who's got an on-off switch. :D