When I analyze people, it makes me wonder how they’ve gotten to where they are. What events happened in their past that shaped their personality and demeanor? What factors contributed to their goals and aspirations? Granted, I think way more than the average person about unnecessary things but my goal is to understand individuals for who they are and less of who they present themselves to be. I have a low tolerance for superficial elements as reflected by my tendency to minimize efforts in friendships I view as purely social. I also have a deep appreciation for vulnerability and honesty and cannot value anything that doesn’t have those components. Occasionally I wish I could have those carefree interactions but when time is of the essence I want nothing more to make an impact or to gain a deeper appreciation for an individual and their perspective.
"I dealt with people all my life, and now I’m burnt out. I just like to be alone. It’s more comfortable."
"My parents were immigrants from Vietnam. They’d been through a war, and they didn’t want their child to go through the same hardships they went through, so they tried to control my life as much as possible. For them, control was love. But I had to move away from it."