Aloof filter: how to re-engage yourself when you feel distant
March 12, 2013 7:53 PM Subscribe
How do you keep open, light-hearted and accessible when you feel yourself closing off?
posted by elephantsvanish to Human Relations (5 answers total) 21 users marked this as a favorite
Typically I'm pretty sociable and enjoy other folks, but recently I've realized that I'll sink into aloofness about 1/3rd to 1/2 of the time. It seems that everyone has a balance they must strike, but this particular kind of aloofness is not "I need me time," but rather "I feel prickly and can't get unprickly!" Anyone have any aloofness hacks? I'm still learning how to deal with some of my mood-emotion swings in general, and am trying to gather good transition and self-soothing strategies, if that makes sense.