What Are You Good At?

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.

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      1. I avoid going outdoors or commute but I don’t think a sedentary lifestyle is healthy in the long run. However, I can’t deal with crowds anymore. I’m still trying my best to work and make a name for myself in the research field so that I might move out of here but I don’t hold high hopes. If I had it realize sooner that it’s okay to be different from others, it’s okay to be an introvert and not wanting to socialize, that it’s okay to want something different from others, then I would be more courageous in pursuing my dreams and chose a different path. Not that I can’t do it now but age really does make a difference and I’m not a young person anymore.😐

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  1. I think I’m quite good at helping link people I know offline into various community resources in our area, tailored to their expressed needs. Despite having a lot of memory issues in general, somehow my brain never forgets a “database” of what’s out there.

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