Boredom and Solitude

Published 2007-05-16

On today’s Dilbert Blog, Scott Adams hypothesizes that:

“A person’s need for social interaction is inversely related to the quality of his or her imagination. In other words, if you have an excellent imagination, you might enjoy people, but you’re equally happy to be alone with your thoughts for large stretches. To put it bluntly, you fascinate yourself.”

I totally buy this, and then some. What’s going on in my head might not be Citizen Kane, but it certainly keeps me entertained. I commented:

“I haven’t been bored since I was a teenager. Most of the time I prefer to be alone, but I get a big recharge from social interaction. It’s like: solitude fills the tank, socialization turns the key.”

So now I’m asking YOU (yes, YOU in the back there, the one who never raises her hand):

Do you have an unusually good imagination? If so, do you enjoy being alone more than most people?

And I want to see some comments here, people. Just click the little “comments” linky thing.