Could I join please? I had to stop reading all the posts and respond because I am absolutely shocked (and elated) that there are so many people out there that sound EXACTLY like me!
- I simply cannot get along with any mom (or dad) that is the slightest bit insecure about their parenting abilities. I try and I consider myself an empathetic person (but apprently they don't.) Someone recently told me that I "take myself too seriously" and "being a good mom/wife is too important to me" for us to be friends because it puts too much pressure on her and makes her feel like a bad mom/wife.
- People constantly get frustrated with me and shy away (or halt) conversations with me because I have too much information on subjects and insist on getting REAL information on issues and products before I act or buy, etc.
- I have no problem making friends, but keeping friends is near impossible for me.
- I am very intrinsic and I know exactly who I am, how I am feeling and what I need and I think that scares people?
Okay, I could blab on forever, but I'll stop I'm just really excited to keep reading and be a part of the conversation. Thanks for starting this tribe!
PS ~ I've been lurking around MDC for about a year now and I rarely ever see posts from Dad's, so I love hearing your point of view MusicianDad. Your post below, I could have written myself!
Originally Posted by MusicianDad
"I tend to be very anti-social because I find people who consider me knowing things to be a bad thing to be, well, a bad thing. I don't think less of someone because they aren't the studious type, but when they judge ME for doing lots of research about just about anything I have a hard time being nice to or even wanting to talk to them."