Time for the next question in that survey doodah.
- How do you see other people?
Mostly with apprehension I think. I once read of a mentally handicapped person living in medieval times who was very aggressive to strangers. That’s because his experience was of being ridiculed and disliked so much that he expected everyone to hate him and he would therefore only like someone once he got to trust them first. I realised that this was how I had been acting. I was used to being disliked and not fitting in from such an early age I had thus learned to avoid all strangers and distrust them. All my occasional friends have contacted me first as I was never confident about making the first move. Of course this makes a relationship much harder if not impossible as most females never chat a man up or make the first move. Although it may be irrational to see all strangers as potential enemies instead of friends I also think most people are far more judgmental than they realise and don’t really want anything to do with people they consider strange or having mental problems. Somebody once said shy people are hard work which I think is quite accurate and why most people would rather not bother dealing with them.