So which is it? Do you genuinely like people and enjoy being in large groups? Or do you cringe when the family BBQ is announced? Are you a whiz at making small talk, make friends easily, have pen pals and are uncomfortable being by yourself for long periods of time? Or do you just grunt at people in the hopes that they'll entertain themselves with their own patter? And making friends is something that happens when you aint looking? And being by yourself is the high point of your day? Or are you somewhere in between? Myself: Loner. Maybe worse than a loner. I HATE being in large groups of people. I will avoid them at all costs. Even to the point of being rude. I quit making excuses for not wanting to show up at family gatherings, parties or any other group thing. Now I just say no. When asked why I refuse to attend, I just say that I have no intention of spending an entire evening being stressed out by a group of sunny extroverts. I cant make small talk, just cant do it. I dont watch football, nascar, basketball, or any other sport. Cant tell you who's playing tonight or what the score in the big game last night was. What do I think of this weather? I dunno, its February and cold, so I gets its fine. Is it cold enough for me? Yes. I have very few friends. I tend to let any budding friendships die on the vine, more or less through lack of interest on my part. I'm quiet by nature, and (I've been told) give off an aura of disinterest and impatience. I enjoy my alone time, crave it, would be alone much more often if I were allowed that luxury. I've been driving truck for years, had times when I never spoke to another person (socially) for weeks at a time. Most of the activities I enjoy can be don alone, or with minimal intrusion by others. Even posting here is more of an "alone" thing, since none of you are actually physically *here* and I can turn off the computer whenever. Discuss.