I have been told countless times that I am anti-social. I don't think that I am. Yes, I stay home A LOT! Yes, I only have a very small circle of friends. Literally only 2 people! I would rather spend my time with my books, my animals or just sitting by myself contemplating life. I don't want to go out into the world and have to deal with people who are rude, shallow, stupid (on purpose), or negative.
I have tried in the past to be friendly. I have invited people over for coffee, or invited them out to lunch. I either get stood up, or given some vague excuse. Then the same people turn around and tell me "You never want to hang out." Really? I actually went through a phase when I tried to expand my social circle a bit. (I know, what was I thinking???) I contacted old acquaintances on Facebook, and tried to get some kind of friendship going. That didn't end well. I can be the nicest person in the world, and the fiercest friend, but I will also tell you when you're being an ass or acting like a fool. I'm honest that way! I have had people tell me that I am TOO HONEST. How can someone be too honest? Want me to lie to you? I treat others as I would like to be treated (Golden rule pounded into my head by my Nana), and I hate being lied to, so why would I do it to someone else?
Oh well. I guess I will continue to be "anti-social." It might be better that way anyway.