Are you familiar with the crushing feeling that comes along with posting something on Facebook that no one likes?
When this happens, inside your mind Facebook turns into a big classroom full of people who ignore you. The fear of rejection goes way back and often defies common sense.
I am a lonely person. Where I grew up people do not hug or pay compliments. And if they do, it usually feels unnatural and awkward for everyone involved. Sometimes, I would meet my own father in town and he’d shake my hand insecurely before I encouraged him to give me the semblance of a hug.
Ghosting: The cruel act of suddenly ceasing all contact with someone without explanation has happened to most of us at least once and — as I am writing this — I am sure that I too have ghosted someone before without having any recollection of my own cruel actions in the past. (As I consider myself a bit of a goody though, I am guilty rather of “slow fading”, ghosting’s gentle sister, who only gradually ceases communication with someone.)
Introvert Issues: I Wish I Could Quit Social Media, But Due To My Work’s Nature I Have To Be “Always-On”
I Tried To Avoid Brain Clutter At All Costs. But Having To Use Social Media Professionally, I Find Myself Scrolling, Posting And Sharing All Over Again.