finally, someone sums up exactly how i feel. I've tried over and over to explain to people the need to spend considerable time by myself but they just never seem to understand.
anyway, see if you relate, i think it's a very interesting article:
Do you know someone who needs hours alone every day? Who loves quiet conversations about feelings or ideas, and can give a dynamite presentation to a big audience, but seems awkward in groups and maladroit at small talk? Who has to be dragged to parties and then needs the rest of the day to recuperate? Who growls or scowls or grunts or winces when accosted with pleasantries by people who are just trying to be nice?....