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  • Writer's pictureNicole Raheja

20 Days, 20 Quizzes, Day 2: Social or Alone Time

Updated: Dec 15, 2020

Video Transcript:

Hi Everyone! This is Day 2 of my video series, 20 Days, 20 Quizzes, where I count down the 20 reasons why my book, All About You: A Personality Quiz Book will make a great gift for your loved ones this holiday season.

The second quiz in this book is about the balance of social time and alone time you like. You could be someone who likes more alone time, someone who likes more intimate social time with a few close friends, or someone who likes more social time with large groups of people, and all of those preferences are equally valid.

When I was younger, I liked most of my time to be alone time. I was never interested in socializing as often as my peers did, and almost everyone treated that like a problem. Everyone assumed that I must be shy or have anxiety, rather than simply not being interested in socializing. This quiz doesn’t treat wanting more alone time as a problem to be fixed, but rather, as a personal preference. I also don’t define wanting alone time as the lack of social time. Many of the answer choices for alone time involve choosing the activity that you would personally enjoy the most, rather than doing something that’s less appealing to you in order to be with friends.

On the flip side, I also validate wanting to be with friends a lot, either in small, intimate settings, or in larger group gatherings. Now that I’m older, I actually come out on this quiz as liking a lot of intimate social time, and as an adult, I’ve faced a lot of pressure to be more okay with being alone and not doing as many social activities as people did when we were younger. I’ve gotten pushed to distract myself with solo activities rather than actually working on the goal of spending more time with friends. If you’re in a situation like that, this quiz will validate your need for social time, and will advise you on how to make deeper connections with individual people, and also on how to connect larger groups of people together. And even if all of these suggestions aren’t feasible right now with the pandemic, these are important things to know about yourself for when you do feel comfortable putting these plans into action. So whether you’re looking for more alone time or more social time, or anywhere in between, this quiz will help you figure out which balance is right for you.

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