For the past four years, I’ve answered chats from 40-200 people per day, mostly clients and friends.
I’ll sit alone in my little workspace for 4-8 hours, engaging with 100 people’s lives and questions for a few minutes each.
Then when friends want to hang out with me, I say I need some alone time first.
They say I’ve been alone all day. So I explain that I’ve been massively social all day long, and feel spent, even though I’ve been sitting alone.
It’s unusual to be physically alone, but extremely social. A solitary socialite.