my need for time alone is starting to seem more like a pathological tendency than a quirk and i don't see any real solution to this problem. every day that passes i feel myself becoming more and more closed off from the real world and from my friends. a lot of this is self-induced. it's very difficult for me to tolerate long standing interaction with people but, that doesn't stop me from missing them a little just the same. society tells me i'm lost but i hardly feel incomplete.