14 Struggles Of Being Happy & Social Or Sad & Standoffish With No In-between

New Girl: Season 2
New Girl: Season 2

1. Sometimes you’ll be like, “HEY EVERYONE LET’S DO SUSHI AND DRINKS AND FUN STUFF TOMORROW NIGHT!” but then tomorrow night comes and you regret everything as you try to weasel your way out of plans that you created. You resent 24-Hours-Ago-You for being so enthusiastic.

2. When meeting new people and making first impressions, none of them consider you an average, solid individual. You’re either their new favorite person or one of the coldest humans they’ve ever met.

3. You can set the bar incredibly high if someone only knows your sociable, friendly side. This can be rough if you come face-to-face with them on a reclusive day. It feels like you’re obligated to try and put on a show now.

4. When you’re in a bleh, unfriendly mood, one thing that can make you fall deeper into that lapse is someone pressuring you to talk. People will tell you you’re not seeming like yourself even though depending on the day, it’s exactly who you are. Continuously pointing out to an entire room how quiet you’re being will lengthen silence and add all types of annoyance.

5. It’s hard on you personally because you’ll beat yourself up when feeling reserved, wondering why you can’t sustain blissful happiness constantly.

6. Being suddenly inspired or having a great idea, but knowing that your happy, eagerness to pursue and strong passion for a concept can die down quickly, allowing potential nuggets of brilliance to fall by the wayside.

7. Little wins and tiny losses matter. Things that tend to be insignificant to others can be the difference between you having an amazing day or fading into a weeklong rut.

8. It takes a special kind of person to date you –not just someone who puts up with your extreme opposite moods, but an individual who cares enough to understand and assist if possible. Again, this doesn’t mean they let you get away with being rude because that’d be incredibly selfish, but if you are quiet or isolated, they grasp what’s happening.

9. Trying to embrace the fact that you’re a moody person but also not wanting to be content having such drastic changes so frequently. The highs are perfectly high, but the lows are way too low to be tolerable in the long run.

10. When you sit and reflect, especially when in happy mode, you regret every single time you’ve ever been short-tempered with the ones you love. Family, close friends and significant others are most likely to feel the brunt of your attitude, because you know they’re likely to forgive you and stick around.

11. Unfortunately there’s no way to turn your thoughts off which can lead to crappy situations, like being wide awake at night even though you’re trying to sleep. Then you wake up the next day extra tired and irritable, wanting nothing to do with the universe from the moment you get out of bed.

12. Your catchphrase is “I’m fine,” which is supposed to be a repellent of further questioning, but often leads to more pressing. People tend to think that you’re not allowed to be reserved unless you’re also angry at something. Sometimes that’s the case, others it isn’t at all.

13. Having to sift through all of the excessive emoticons when texting is a waste of time. In your opinion, the emoji menu could easily be reduced by 98%.

14. Even on really, really good days you become skeptical, thinking, “This is going incredibly well, what’s the catch? When is something going to screw it up?” Thought Catalog Logo Mark

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