Enter the void wrote:As a schizoid it´s problematic because we don´t tell anyone at work what our problem(s) is/are so they get the impression that we like to listen. Most people also don´t want a solution to their problems, they want to play the "Poor-me"-card.
It might be worth getting evaluated just to confirm it.lilmisfit wrote:Hi, I'm new to the forum. I have not been officially diagnosed by with SPD...and personally I don't care too because I don't care if I have it "officially" or not. I don't want "treatment". All I know is from what I've been reading from this forum I finally found some people I feel I can relate too. I often feel like I'm the only person who's mind is wired this way.
Not only does it happen to me, I embrace that role - especially if it means I don't have to attempt to keep a conversation going or otherwise talk much (though I do sometimes use the Socratic method just to help them think things through and come up with their own solutions or their own understanding).Anyways, when I'm at work I am friendly to my co-workers. Although I do not desire interaction with them, if they say hello I will say hi back and if they start a conversation I will continue it. As a result a lot of them like to complain to me about their life...ironically confiding in somebody who could care less. I usually block them out and smile and nod because if you do give them the painstakingly logical solution (Your mom's made you mad? Talk to her!) they'll just say "yea, but..." and not really listen anyways. Does this happen to you? If it was anywhere else than work I would have no problem telling them I don't care and quickly removing myself from area, but I refuse to make waves at work. I don't want to deal with the awkwardness of rivalries or hurt feelings going into work every day. I'd prefer to blend into the background and just be left to my work and my day dreams.