Do you find yourself having insights way beyond your years? Are you the one people call on when they’re in a rut and need advice? Do your friends tell you that you should’ve been born in a different decade? If you’re nodding your head to these questions, you may be an old soul. Read on for more signs:
You really appreciate alone time (more so than others)
You keep a small tight-knit circle of trustworthy friends, but generally value your time apart from people, connecting with your inner thoughts. Although you’re alone, you don’t feel lonely. There’s nothing sweeter than the sound of silence.
You’re a homebody
You don’t feel the need to go out all the time to have fun—you indulge in life’s simple pleasures like a clean house and a satisfying home-cooked meal. You’re more comfortable staying in and feeling cozy within the space you created.
You listen beyond the words
You’ve mastered the art of reading between the lines. You know that things aren’t always as they seem, so you take your time analyzing different situations and paying closer attention to emotions/actions over words. In that sense, you’re able to read people – even those you’ve just met.
You prefer to connect with people organically
Whether you’re chatting with friends or looking for love, you feel uncomfortable doing so online. You crave real, face-to-face interaction and bonding. You feel like you can’t truly do so via text messages or DMs.
People know they can count on you for on-the-spot wisdom
You’ve encountered your fair share of obstacles and learned a lot of hard lessons along the way. Friends come to you to seek advice about their love lives, toxic friendships or any other troubling situations. They value your feedback.
Technology is optional
When you grew up, you didn’t have all the luxuries that you do right now. So tablets, apps and audiobooks have been an adjustment. You have a nostalgia and love for the older things like paperback books, vinyl records and newspapers.