I remembered an ongoing critisim from mom that annoys me to no end.
So when I was little (and even now) I like to be at home. I like to go out and do stuff too, but I enjoy spending time at home. Always have. My mother likes to be out. She basically goes home to eat, shower, and sleep. In a blue moon she'll want to be at home but usually she's all about out and about.
When I was little (around 2 or maybe 3) we lived with my grandparents, there was 1 car for the whole family and mom didn't have her license at the time anyways. So one day grandma and grandpa are headed to the grocery store and mom asks if we can go with cause she's climbing the wall, my grandma asks me if I want to go grocery shopping and I say no (cause I'm like 2 and wanna stay with my toys and my big bird movie and I'm 2), grandma says "Well Glitter doesn't want to go, so you have to stay home with her" and off grandparents go with me and mom at home.
I have heard this story about a million times at this point. Usually after being called a "home body" in tone that does not indicate that's a positve personality trait. Basically rather then being mad with her mother who took the wants of the 2 year old over the wants of the other adult, she still mad at the one who was 2. And BTW it's not like when the got me out of the house I was a fit throwing kid. According to my mom, I had all of 2 meltdowns before the age of 5 out in public. I was usually pretty content, and easy to entertain with a picture book or just people watching (same way still, just most of my books have words now).
I tend to be introverted, I can be very social, outgoing and no one describes me as shy (quiet yes, shy no), but I need time alone, I'm an observer, I loath small talk (I do it, but I hate it), and having to socialize for too long with too many people stresses me out to no end and makes me really long from my PJs and my home. My mother is very extroverted. Loves big groups and gatherings, likes to be the life of the party, is always talking, so on and so forth. She still sees my introverted ways as something to fix. I need to be more social, out of the house more, more like her! She's been convinced several times that I'm depressed. I'm not. At all. I'm a generally happy person.