Sparx wrote:Dil wrote:I don't think I have any difficulties in personal relationships. I'm not very popular, but I can fit in with some effort (I blend in perfectly) and the reason why I'm not popular is that I can't maintain the veneer without tiring myself out. So it works for a while, like while I'm at school, but I don't like going to school functions. I seem to lack some normal functions, like the natural ability to flirt, you know, like twirl hair and stuff. I have no natural idea of how to do that, I'm sure I could probably figure it out if I read a book or something, but I really have no interest in the primate rituals. I also suspect my efforts would come off contrived.
I can relate to that. Also, I didn't know that the ability to flirt was natural. I don't think I have it in me, and I also get a bit resentful when other people are flirting in front of me. Is that weird?
I think it's natural. It's an ape courting thing probably, all other animals have some sort of courting thing they come up with, so we probably do too, but we don't like to think of it that way (we think we're not animals, when we are). You'd be surprised to hear how much we're affected by pheromones (smells that males/females emit). I get a bit resentful too, but I think it's more like self pity.