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    2) I'd rather blog it here as a sort of diary post for myself

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    Inspired by this pic:

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Aug
14th
2022

Introvert Problems · 6:27am August 14th

Off-topic, but I'm writing pony fics again right now and it's SO FUN!!! Seriously, I'm in a super good mood right now :yay:

On the topic of introvertness (is that a word haha?)...

An issue I'm running into with my dumb goals from *here* is that some of them require a gym membership. Lat Pulldowns, Front Squats and Romanian Deadlifts/Stiff Leg Deadlifts with a bar are the issue. And I say issue because I enjoy training at home beside my wife way too much to do it at a gym. Commuting is annoying on its own, and then there is having to wait for the other people at a gym. But the biggest issue is that I just don't have as much fun if there are a lot of people around me. Introverts gonna introvert haha.

There are easy substitutes for these three lifts I can do at home, but the issue is what weight to use as the end goal :rainbowderp:

Original Goal: Romanian Deadlift 405lbs x 10 x 10
New Goal?: Romanian Deadlift with two 227.5lbs dummbells (so 455lbs) x 10 x 10

RDLs are getting easy to progress on, so I thought I'd make the end goal weight heavier anyway.

Original Goal: Front Squat 405lbs x 10 x 10
New Goal?: Bulgarian Split Squat 350lbs x 10 x 10 per leg

It'd be two 125lbs dumbbells plus a 100lbs weight vest, so 350lbs added weight total. The main issue is that split squats are miserable since you have to do each set twice. I also have no clue if that's an appropriate goal weight since not that many people do them heavy.

Original Goal: Lat Pulldown 300lbs x 10 x 10
New Goal?: 350lbs Chin Up x 10 x 10

It'd be my bodyweight plus added weight. So if I'm 220lbs, that means 130lbs added weight. I'm also confused on whether this is an appropriate goal weight. On one hand, big guys who do lots of pull ups can do them easily despite being 250+ pounds. On the other hand, my elbows don't like heavy chin ups. I can make the end goal 300lbs, but that's only like 70 - 80 more pounds than my bodyweight, and only a 33% increase. That's like a 150lbs dude making 200lbs chin ups and end goal... or, in other words, not advanced at all.

Ugh, do I really have to go outside to train? :fluttershbad:

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I can relate to the pain of not wanting to go outside. My problem is, I find it difficult to interact in social situations with others beyond the basic "hello, how are you," and "yes, I'm doing ok," as a response to the previous question - and even that's a bit much sometimes.

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I can run outside weirdly enough. And in typical introvert fashion, being alone (or with my wife) seems to give me energy. So even if I'm training hard, it's super easy to recover because I'm just having fun the entire time when alone.

As for social interaction, I hate small talk but love personal questions/deep conversations. I've heard the same from other big introverts. Are you fine with deeper conversations?

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Sometimes. A longer, deeper conversation can be interesting and enjoyable from time to time, but really it depends on the setting, the subject and how well I know the person I'm talking to. I try to stay around to be polite sometimes, but I have had points where I've been in incredibly loud, hot, extremely crowded environments with the music whacked up, everyone talking at full volume and dancing, and a ton of flashing lights to top it off, and someone has wanted a chat and I just haven't coped with it that well. Even awkward small talk about the weather or what I've done in the last week or so is preferable to some random person at a crowded party who may or may not be drunk half-talking and half-yelling at me.

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but I have had points where I've been in incredibly loud, hot, extremely crowded environments with the music whacked up, everyone talking at full volume and dancing, and a ton of flashing lights to top it off, and someone has wanted a chat and I just haven't coped with it that well.

Yeah, I don't like most clubs for this reason. Parties, especially bigger ones, took me a LONG time to get used to because of the endless noise. It's like your senses are being overloaded, and then people expect you to talk on top of that. And it's even worse if it's hot.

As weird as it sounds, my trick to get around this is by being the host or the one in charge of my group. Having that sense of control makes things a lot smoother for me. For whatever reason, it makes my brain reframe even the wildest party as something I'd do normally on my own. Which is important since I do like to go out more as I get older. I feel like I don't know how to describe this, though. Haha.

I like deep convos with anyone, though. I can talk for hours like that, but will ghost people who do small talk immediately.

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I've yet to find an ok coping mechanism for dealing with parties and similar scenarios. At the moment, the best strategies at my disposal are to avoid them at all costs, and if that doesn't work then stick to the walls and corners of the room. :rainbowlaugh:

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Lol. See, there's a legit 50/50 chance, even for the biggest introvert, that you'll have FOMO eventually. Or a sense of having missed out on that side of life as you get older. It definitely hit me, especially once I realized I like doing very extroverted things on occasion. You don't have to go out every week, but having a crazy night out once a month or every other month can't be too bad, right?

Then again, you can find plenty of people to talk to in corners and by the walls :rainbowlaugh:

Edit: I wouldn't call what I do a coping mechanism. It's more like that I'll go out, as long as it's on my *own* terms. If I'm in charge of the group, then that means where and when we go is up to me.

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That may be true, but what you don't know about me is that I now have a part time job working at a local pub, mainly just collecting glasses and occasionally pouring a pint for someone when everyone else is busy. I see what happens on a fairly regular basis, and at this stage I'd rather be working behind the bar and every so often venturing out to take a few empty glasses than in the middle of the makeshift dancefloor.

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You're allowed to work at a pub? What kind of laws does the UK have? :rainbowlaugh:

And truthfully, bars/pubs are a terrible place to go out to. And I've heard some really bad things about UK pubs haha. At least in a house party or private party you can control who gets in.

And if you're scared of the dance floor, just have Iredwolf on duty to protect you :rainbowlaugh:

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You're allowed to work at a pub? What kind of laws does the UK have? :rainbowlaugh:

It's legal, don't question it. The UK government have bigger issues to deal with, like getting their silly leadership race over with and sorting out the cost of living crisis that's turning into a full-on depression before the winter hits and no-one can afford to heat their homes.

truthfully, bars/pubs are a terrible place to go out to. And I've heard some really bad things about UK pubs haha.

UK pubs are actually ok most of the time, but I'm interested to hear the stories that you know.

And if you're scared of the dance floor, just have Iredwolf on duty to protect you :rainbowlaugh:

Shush. :rainbowlaugh:

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sorting out the cost of living crisis that's turning into a full-on depression before the winter hits and no-one can afford to heat their homes.

It's the same here in America. I didn't realize until recently how many young people have given up on the idea of owning a house and starting a family because everything is just so expensive now. Most people can barely afford food and gas, let alone a kid.

but I'm interested to hear the stories that you know.

Most stories are about:

- How UK soccer fans tend to be violent hooligans if their team loses or if you badmouth their team
- The pubs tend to be full of smelly, sweaty overweight guys
- And how half of the guys in the pubs look like this lol:

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Obviously I know these are all exaggerations haha. Also, lots of stories about stabbings and knife fights in London.

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i have no idea myself. I thought i replied to this already. Now i dont rememberwhat it was about.

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