Society tells us we should be “social”, this is “normal” but I say why ? I, personally, am perfectly content enjoying my own company. For many years I’ve been wondering what’s wrong with me, why don’t I enjoy interacting with other people as much as other people seem to. It never fails I will re-live a certain conversation or encounter over and over again ... trying to figure out why I felt uncomfortable or how I made the other person feel uncomfortable ... pauses in our conversation that seemed excessively long ( to me ) ... that kind of thing. I truly believe that we that have SA obsess over these kinds of things where as others simply move on. So, I’ve decided, I’m done trying to live up to these unwritten rules and just be me. If, for instance, I don’t feel like conversing or interacting socially ... I don’t. I simply excuse myself from the situation and enjoy my own company. I find often times I get bored or impatient with others that I’m talking with ... I find myself asking myself ( internally) “why did he/she say that ? “ and I’ll obsess on this all through the conversation ... I tell ya, it’s exhausting. So, I’m going to write my own rules concerning socially accepted behavior and if others don’t like it ... so be it. I am going to let things go and move on ... just like others do. I’ll let you know how I make out.