I don't need friends. That's what I told myself when I realized I didn't really have any. Although, I must admit it was my fault because, I didn't see the point in making friends at the time (I moved ALOT, and only wanted to focus on school). I absolutely will not feel sorry for myself when it comes to things like that, so I made myself okay with it. I would focus on improving myself by working out, learning new things, etc. I have friends now btw, so its all good.
Break down. *sniffle* what are these liquid drops coming from my eyes? Did someone cut onions?
*sniffle* bahhhhhhh!! Why won’t they like me???
Jk. I’m happy I have few but close friends. I don’t feel like I need more just for the sake of having more. A few good friends are always better than 100 acquaintances. Otherwise, it just feels really fake.
Escapism (for me as an ENFP, anyway). Friends are extremely important to me. My two best friends live in different towns, one half an hour away, and one three hours. I tend to watch shows, read books, etc. that emulate that *friendship experience*.
I think about it sometimes, but I'm pretty used to it. I would hate to have no friends, but I do think that I miss opportunities or due to insecurity, I will not pursue certain potential friends that I definitely could have, causing me to regret that. But for the most part, I find having a couple really close friends is what I prefer anyways, as it is quality over quantity.
Internally cry, but externally smile, when they see others with others having a shared experience.
If it goes on for too long, they begin to draw faces on eggs or fruits, so it feels like there is more company around the house, then go several days without eating very much, because it turns out they've made a good relationship with most of their food, and don't want to eat them.
Due to lack of food, their energy isn't as replenished throughout the days as it used to be, so they curl up in a ball and read a book or play a video game. If they see an acquaintance online, or someone whom they would like to know more about, they will simply stare at the person's name hoping they will start a conversation with them, instead of starting one themselves, then decide it just wasn't meant to be. In order not to think about such disappointments, they will find a source of escapism of which they could lose themselves in, a source that could last somewhere between 20 minutes to 20 hours, then go to bed exhausted in order to finish the adventure in their sleep.
Such sleeps are usually very vivid, and feel real to an extent where they cannot at times remember if they are fact or fiction. They develop close, strong bonds with people in their imagination, with whom they could spend much of their times laughing together, shopping, going on walks, or simply sitting on the couch or bed to have a deep, soulful conversation. This could go on for so long, until they catch their reflection in a mirror or screen and realise they spent 3 hours talking to nobody.
I choose to spend time alone - independence is super important to me. I also value friends and choose them very carefully, so I don't need a lot of close friends. That said, as an extrovert, I have a lot of "friends" and can easily re-connect with them when I travel to where they are. But I actually keep my circle of who I trust and would ask advice from/share things with quite small. I do well with "lack of friends" as a personal choice. I would say a lot more people think they are my friends than are, but that said I still like them.
As an INFP I enjoy alone time very much and I believe this can make me a very misunderstood person. I choose now to only spend time with people who I truly enjoy spending time with and limit the time I spend with obligatory friends who are not so good for me and vice versa.
I’m OK with it.
I currently do not have any friends.
I’m sort of not very good at making and keeping people in my life.
I will be alone again this Christmas so I have my usual box sets all ready to go and stocked up on coffee and basic food. Perfect
I don't celebrate Christmas I’m just glad when its all over and we can get back to a normal routine.