I classify as a boring person. I used to have a hard time admitting it and I used to feel isolated, especially in high school. When all your classmates have a bunch of friends and so anxiety, you start to feel like you don’t belong.
You’re not interested in the same things as they are and you don’t really care about boys and making them like you.
At 18, it made me feel self-conscious. At 23, it doesn’t. At times I feel I’m in situations I’m not equipped to deal with, especially when I’m with people whose version of “having a good time” is completely different from mine.
Let me tell you what I mean by “boring”:
I’m not a party person
Meeting new people and going to parties where I don’t know most of the people who are there terrifies me. I don’t like going to bars or to the disco. They make me uncomfortable.
I don’t like drinking or getting drunk. I don’t like doing stupid and reckless stuff.
You don’t break the rules. You follow them.
I like staying at home
I can’t tell you the number of times I’ve invited friends over and we just ordered in and sat on the couch watching tv. That’s the perfect night for me. Good company and good television
I am super into US politics and Podcasts
Yes, I am that annoying friend you all know and have, who is always talking about the podcast they’re just finished listening. I have the most random obsessions and they’re usually obscure and weird.
I am a serious person
I can be around people when I have to. Even in social situations or particular events. I like to think I can make people feel comfortable and I am a good small talk conversationalist (if that’s even a word) but I am quite serious, strict and quiet.
I love talking to my friends, I like having deep conversations with them. I don’t need to have extreme experiences to have fun. I just need good people around me.
Are you a classic “boring” person? Are you more of an extrovert or an introvert?