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happy when friends are gone again - normal, introvert or SAD?

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Hi! :)

This is something I've been wondering about for quite a while. I love my friends dearly. Yet, I rarely have moments where I'm thinking: Oh, I wish they could stay longer.
Instead, I usually am happy when I know they will be leaving again. It's not like I don't appreciate their company, I do a lot! I love them. But I also usually don't need to meet friends every day.
I had SAD in the past, I wouldn't say I still have it. Could this be a part of SAD? Or is it normal because I'm an introvert?

Does anyone have a similar experience?

Thank you!
 
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I can feel good when my friends leave, it’s just that I get drained being with friends. So when they leave I can relax again but I enjoy being with people. I just don’t need it all the time and I need time to recharge my batteries again until going out with friends. If I’m out with friends every day, I will feel totally drained and it will put a strain on my mental health instead.

So I think it’s normal for introverts ☺
 
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It is normal if you're strongly introverted to need that time to yourself, though you enjoy company too.
 
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I feel like this a lot, not just with friends but with close family. Can start to wonder when they are going to bed as I want to be alone.
 
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Between normal, introvert or sad-- my vote on what you describe is an introvert.

Introvert's get drained of energy after socializing whereas an extrovert's energy increases when socializing.
 
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