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jessiebluekiller
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I am the same way. Socializing takes effort, and its unreasonable to expend that kind of effort on people who don’t listen, or at the very least don’t make you feel heard.

I struggled with that through the bulk of adolescence, and really didn’t find people that I felt my whole self around until my early 20s.

Feeling invisible sucks. Being reminded that your external personality is dependent on the people around you, that your You-ness isn’t a constant, also sucks.
Maybe you might click with some of these ladies on an individual level, but as a group they are stealing your energy. Its ok to avoid this.