For years I have been an outcast caused originally by my peers and later self-imposed.
I was teased relentlessly as a child. For that reason I kind of went into my own coccoon. I was very shy. Hardly ever spoke. So many ideas were in my head, but I never shared them. (Now I never STOP sharing them.)
As I got older, I opened up more fully. However, I still go into a sort of self-imposed isolation when I'm feeling down or depressed.
One reason why I'm the way that I am---I am a very sensitive person. I don't knowingly try to hurt anyone even when my words sometimes do.