This reply was originally posted by user Bertnoternie in ADDitude’s now-retired community.
I was kinda like that, too. I always thought it was because I was an only child &/or my parents were abusive and neglectful. Still not sure, but when I go to classes in large auditoriums or most job or other fairs, I tune out. Not even intentionally…I get overwhelmed by the drone of sound, being bumped into, not being sure of the “rules”…(I say I was raised by wolves – even before I heard Steve Martin say the same thing!) So, not fully understanding “what’s going on” or how to navigate, I feel like a robot and my head feels like it is filled with constant ocean waves crashing. Even on my most confident days.
Not that you are wolves!