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    Default Re: Are you a social person?

    No not very social, I have nothing against folk lol but I have always been a bit of a loner. Growing up I had a couple of close friends which was enough, plus 3-4 good friends. I moved from home 12 years ago and have struggled a bit since then, but I manage gets a bit lonely sometimes tho

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    Default Are you a social person?

    No I'm not that social anymore. I have very few friends but i do love catching up with them but it doesnt happen too often.

    I'm definitely not a small talk with strangers person. The school drop off pick ups kill me. People must think I'm such a cow coz I stand there by myself most of the time but I'm just so nervous in a group of strangers. It doesn't help that they all seem to get along really well. I call them The 'clicky mums' :P

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    Default Are you a social person?

    No. Not at all. I find it exhausting and generally don't like people. Lol...kidding....sort of.
    Then I'll have a big cry to DH about how I have no friends and do sweet FA about it.
    I do have a few friends and I see them a few times a month. That's enough for me.

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    DF and I are completely social. Unfortunately, we literally have NO friends where we live (except 1 of my gf's, everyone else lives interstate) It's quite depressing and we're getting really down about it :/

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    No, I'm not.

    I'm a really sucky person to try and make friends with because truth be told, I'm just not that interested in making friends. Or rather, I am okay with casual friendships, where I can say, "Hey, how are you?" and engage in small-talk for a short while, but then not see you for months and months and it doesn't matter.

    Mothers try to make friends with me all the time and I worry I must come across as some sort of b*tch who hates them all... I don't, I just don't have a desperate need to sit around and make friends with other school mothers. I am happy to be friendly and chat at school events... but I'm the type who is okay spending most of time by myself. I don't really want to get buddy-buddy with them.

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    No, not really.
    I do like occasional socialising but i find if it very draining to have too many social events. I can go long periods without going out or doing anything social and that makes it hard to make/keep friends. I have always been a bit of a loner.

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    DH and I were extremely social when we lived in Melbourne and after DD1 was born. We'd regularly have dinner parties at our place and I loved having friends around during the day or visiting people to get out of the house I found having kids made me very lonely as I didn't know that many people with kids at first.

    Once we moved to Perth and had DS1 it became so much harder to be social as (a) we didn't really now anyone and (b) I was always tired and had 2 small kids to drag around with me, as well as school drops offs and pick ups. I love the friends I've made through school - not all but so many people are completely different from the friends we made in Melbourne it's nice for a change.

    But now life is so busy I find I need social contact less and less and feel tired sometimes even thinking about socialising. We are trying to go out to dinner with friends a couple of times a month which is nice. In Melbourne we were never home.

    DD1 is now 7 and is a very social child - her play date calendar is always full and the fridge full of invites. That kind of forces me to be sociable as we're always interacting with the other kids and parents after school.

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    I am massively social..

    But 5 years ago I was a recluse who never went out.

    Now its rare for me to be at home.
    I struggled with making friends but then I found the more I put out there, the more I got back.

    I have a group of about 10 best friends and then a larger circle on top..

    I socialise almost every day and at least 2 evenings a week..

    Its so hard at first but I do not know where I would be without my friends.

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    I wold probably be classed as social, but I do have some anxiety and I do sometimes feel out of my depth in some social situations!

    I like to be home 2 days a week to chill and plod around the house, but the other 3 week days I am out and about with different groups (new kindy mums/mothers group/my bestie/my old school friends). Though Im usually home from lunch for the kids to go to bed. Most weekends we have at least one thing on. I do like to have one weekend day at home to plod too. He he he.

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    No i'm not very good at being social. Ive given up on trying too.
    I have 2 friends who have kids and i see them probaby once every few months for a "catch up". They are fine with not seeing me for ages. I feel it gives us more to chat about when we see eachother instead of making chit chat for the sake of it which i hate.

    I take dd to playgroup once a week and to rhyme time once a week for her to see and be around other kids. I dont talk to the other mums there because they seem to all be in some sort of high school like clique that i cant be botherd keeping up with or being a part of. A few times some nice mums have asked me about my pregnancy or about dd, i just answer politely and speak when i need to.
    Im never a ***** to anyone, ive just been so screwed over with mother's groups and past friendships that i dont rely on them anymore.

    It's just me and DD. We rock

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