Our expert says:
I think I happen to share many of the perfectly ordinary features you list. I loathe "surprise parties" and unplaned visitors, for instance. Little gestures from someone who cares about you and knows you well, are welcome and pleasant.
It's awkward, isn't it, when someone gives you something THEY would like, not having even thought that it might be no treat at all for you, and you don't want to simulate delight when you're so firmly NOT delighted ?
So, you're different from some of your friends ? Congratulations ! How dul life would be if some of us were not different from others ! You seem to be describing an actually enviable state of Contentment.
I like the point Maria makes about possibilities like Social Anxiety - where I'd make the distinction is this - if you just happen to not enjoy going out and being with crowds, that's a perference, like not liking pizza. If you CAN'T go out because it makes you feel very anxious and uncomfortable, that might be Social Anxiety and would respond to assistance
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