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How to Be Okay with Being Alone: Reflections from an ADHD Extrovert

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ADHD extrovert — someone who feels energized surrounded by friendly people. I find comfort and security in others, and I try to return the favor in volumes.

I love to hug, share, and joke with people, especially when they’re sad. (I even love listening to people’s break-up stories.)But there’s also a tougher side of extroversion: I have had to overcome a colossal fear of being left out and truly alone.

I grew up thinking that a solo night at home was not okay. Compound this with the negative effects of social media (which I avoid), and I feel like disconnecting means missing out on something awesome.I am currently buying my first apartment; it’s a listed second-floor fixer-upper.

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