Days. I hate people. Too bad I have to go out for milk later.
So far, 45 years.
Weeks. The older I get the more I hate people.
Physical contact? Years.
People irritate me. I'd like to live on an uncharted tropical isle, with maybe a trained chimp as my companion.
3 or 4 days. And it's more cabin fever, being in the same place for days on end, that pushes me to get out, not the desire to be around people.
I wouldn't mind meaningful, interesting human contact. It seems like that has been years. I have no interest in the rest, though I am forced to have some due to job and other stuff.
Forever would be ideal. Need animals & birds around, people just get in the way.
Brandon? Is that you?
But r6 who will sew your nose and hands back on when the chimp rips them off?
[quote]People irritate me. I'd like to live on an uncharted tropical isle, with maybe a trained chimp as my companion.
Pray for Mojo.
Months, and then when I get it, interacting with a cashier or a waitress is enough.
But take away the internet, which is human contact of a kind, and I'm a basketcase in less than 24 hours.
I don't get people who not only need others, but will happily accept anyone to satisfy that need. Human contact is great, but it has to be GOOD contact.
R14 when my internet is down books are my backup.
Support group for avoidant personality disorder is forming down at the little church on Main St.
When I left home at 18 I stayed 17 days until I spoke with someone who I was going to meet again (she was my neighbour and we became friends a year later). Before that I only had exchanges with store clerks and guys who would come on to me.
I can, for a lengthy time, but get increasingly eccentric in the process. I start talking to trees like they're human and shit.
It would be interesting to test this out. I know I can happily spend weekends in total isolation. I even spend many weekends in a media blackout - no TV, papers, radio or internet. I spend my time in silence or listening to music.
R20, I talk to trees & other plants, even rocks. I don't expect them to listen & perhaps respond, the way I do with animals & birds & snails, etc., but I do speak to them. Wouldn't it be rude not to?
Maybe a couple of days. In fact, I NEED a couple of days away from humans every so often.
But I get weak and it becomes difficult to maintain my persona if I don't have I to ate contact with someone after several days.
I'm quite isolated. I can get in the car and drive to town and interact with people on an impersonal level but if I stay home I could go for months or more without seeing a soul. No doubt it's negatively affected me but I'm not able to judge the extent of it. It's just my life.
Hell is other people.
Depends who's on Cam 4.
I enjoy my alone time a great deal due to the hectic pace of my job on a daily basis. But any more than a day at a time is not good for me.
I have a roommate who cannot live on his own for a few minutes. He's on his phone again.