- Let me explain. I promise it’s not an excuse but a reason.
Depressed people especially in the midst of others who are normal, always feel the constant need to explain themselves. They seriously want to be understood.
- When you don’t understand, then you misunderstand them. It’s as simple as that.
Once a depressed person has to explain him/herself to you, chances are you simply do not understand. Do not claim otherwise.
- Depressed people keep to themselves a lot and it’s not necessarily something they can control.
They do so for many reasons; from being afraid of being misunderstood and judged when they attempt to mingle, to avoiding clashing with others, to also avoiding creating other scenarios that may trigger them.
- A depressed person knows the difference between good and bad occurrences.
The only difference between him/her and a normal person is that a depressed person overreacts when bad things happen and may not be able to handle the good when it comes.
- A depressed person always says he/she will be fine but just doesn’t know when yet. They do have hope(s).
- A depressed person can also handle relationships with others but tends to stick with fewer closer relationships with people who gets him/her better.
- A depressed person can engage in long-term commitments, for whose sakes, he/she is willing to improve by.
- Crying is not a sign of weakness for a depressed person but rather cathartic.
- Lastly, a depressed person is one who knows about it, seeks help, endeavors to improve and also the only one who knows there’s progress when there is.