Leaving the house can present something of a Sophie’s choice: jam-packed public transport, with your face buried in somebody else’s armpit, is a minefield of anxiety, while being outside in crowded, bustling open spaces seems like dangerous territory.
Unsolicited knocks on your door are absolutely not welcome, and you would rather spend Halloween with the lights off, lying quietly on the floor, than admit to being at home and have to open your house up to strangers.
You find yourself lost in deep, sometimes quite depressing, thought, which you can carry around with you for long periods of time until something small—like a cold coffee or a traffic jam—causes your feelings to bubble up and overflow.
You have been known to make life harder for yourself than necessary: refusing to ask for directions, for example, has led to you getting lost on more than one occasion.
Before big interviews, meetings, or dates, you sometimes seek out a person you trust to give you some conversation topics—or maybe even a script to memorize.