ahhh..the million dollar question.My question is what are some things that go through your mind while isolating? Also, why do you isolate from some people but not others?
What goes thru my mind? Either nothing (totally shut down) or too much (constant flashbacks, intrusive thoughts, blah blah)
The biggest thing I need is quiet - which means no one near me. Because even if you are not speaking I can still hear you breathing, feel your energy, know you are there. If I'm isolated it's just me and the dog and no one else.
Plus, I can be super super SUPER bitchy when I get to that point and if I don't isolate I will take it out on everyone around me. And it will be ugly.
Why some people and not others?
lots and lots of pages on that in this thread.
There really is no rhyme or reason, but usually the closer you are to me the further away I want you.