I am unusual for someone who deals with schizophrenia, in that in many instances, I am good with people.
It hasn’t always been this way, and things were a lot tougher, when I had next to no awareness that the way I dealt with people was a strength.
In the past, I’d attract all sorts of people, and many of them, I didn’t want as friends.
People were drawn to me, and what I often thought was, “hey, I made a friend!”
After years of working to be more assertive and create boundaries, I can now safely say, that I am no longer a pushover.
It continues to remain difficult, however, to maintain relationships due to the volatile environment of today’s society, and also due to my having trouble communicating (even though it is oftentimes a strength).
I don’t know if that all made sense, but my issues with communication have everything to do with my mental illness.
And with that, please tell me more about what you’re good at.