There’s an old “Peanuts” cartoon where Linus famously retorts to Lucy, “I love mankind…It’s people I can’t stand!!”
Can you relate?
Have you ever come home from a long day and thought to yourself: “Why don’t I like people? Why do I find them so irritating? Is something wrong with me?”
If so, don’t worry – you’re not alone.
Most of us feel the same way; we’re just too afraid or shy to admit it.
And it’s not necessarily because we are introverts or don’t know how to socialize.
There could be various reasons you don’t like people, some of which may not immediately be apparent.
Let’s look at 23 possible explanations of why you find people irritating, what it means, and how to deal with it.