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Were you socialized when you were young?


#1

I wasn’t really except my immediate family. I really struggled with developing peer relationships all through school. I also had a mother that was working so much that i don’t think she could pay to attention to that. I think if you watch the middle i would have benefited from the social class that Brick is always in.

Sometimes i think my poor relationship skills that have followed me throughout my life may have contributed to my schizo but who knows.


#2

I think part of the reason why I was so shy as a kid was due to my parents not being emotionally supportive of me. They never had anything positive to say to me as a kid, which damaged my self-esteem.

I tried to be social when I was a kid, but I couldn’t fit in because my father never got me interested in sports or anything. I was pretty weird when I think about it.


#3

I was hyper active. That other kids would not want me around never crossed my mind. I was in lots of fights. I got beaten at home.


#4

@Comatose

I’m sorry to hear you got beaten at home.


#5

I survived. I have no contact with my father today. I moved from him when I was 14. He stopped beating me when I was 12 because I hit him back with my fist. I was about to kill him, but then I had my chance to move out.


#6

In grade school I had to many friends, always in trouble for goofing around, talking to much, socializing even-written up on my report card!.
Then after a series of tragic events, I withdrew right before high school and preferred to keep to myself, but I never felt lonely nor seeked out companionship.
I never had any problems with anyone bullying me or giving me grief.


#7

I was hyper and manic and the class clown. I don’t know if I had Friends, as much as I had an audience. I started withdrawing when I was about 16 and 17 when the paranoia got really bad.


#8

My family had a rule. Children should be seen and not heard. If I became chatty I was threatened with a belt. :


#9

yes I socialized as a kid. but now I don’t have any friends


#10

I had difficulty with peer relationships from very early on. Really only had one boy i was quite friendly with and contact stopped when i went from prep to public school. At home my brother and sister were closer to each other and i was the rather solitary elder brother.
It’s only in fairly recent years that i’ve got closer to my brother.


#11

My mom had schizophrenia and refused to take medication. She was very paranoid and deluded, so she wouldn’t let me and my siblings socialize very much.

I had a very hard time making friends as a result. And when I would find a friend, my mom wouldn’t let them come over, and wouldn’t even let me go to my friend’s house.

So I never really socialized well. And I still have problems making friends to this day.

Anthony


#12

I was actually the ring leader as a kid. I was the one who organized stuff, i tried to make sure i included the kids who were “weird”. I was outcast for a while in Jr. High until I beat up a bully. In my sophomore year of high school I transferred to an international school for bright, unusual/foreign kids and I again became the ring leader. Everyone there was either weird or from another country, it was like a haven for misfits, gays, kids with drug problems, and the go-to school for internationals. It was prestigious, and everyone was expected to perform well and get accepted to schools with big scholarships. It was a wonderful time of my life, and schizophrenia struck me halfway through my senior year. People noticed but thought i was depressed, but then i started to share my conspiracy theories with my friends and they quickly got the picture that I was suffering from schizophrenia.


#13

thanks everyone for commenting i’m definitely not alone i guess. what’s funny for me is i do a phone job and i’m really good on the phone dealing with customers. My employer likes me a lot!! but for some reason i can’t do well with developing relationship or friendships in person. I truly thing this has been a big issue and i do think there must be a link to it and my schizo. but i don’t know.