Do you feel like you don't fit in with your peers? Have people often told you that you seem older and wiser than your years? Do you prefer to move at a slower pace? Have you ever felt like you simply see the world differently from everyone else? Sorry for the influx of questions, I'm just curious because, see, you might be an old soul. You've heard that before, right? It typically applies to people who are quiet, introverted, and brooding, maybe even a little moody, but really, it goes so much deeper than that. Do you know how to tell if you're an old soul?
1. You Tend to like to Be Alone
You enjoy your own company. Being alone doesn't make you lonely. In fact, you're happiest when you're all by yourself.
2. People Seek You out for Advice
It's because you're wise beyond your years, you know – or at least everybody gets that from you. So you're often like the Dear Abby of your friend group.
3. People Your Age Tend to Think You're Boring
You tend to think they're boring, also. Besides, they don't know what they're missing.
4. It's Hard to Find Someone Who Gets You
You may sometimes wonder if you're ever going to find somebody to spend your life with – but at the same time, you don't worry about it all that much. After all, you're happy on your own.
5. You Don't Tend to Fit into Your Age Group
You don't understand them and they don't understand you. It takes you a while to find peers who really get you, too.
6. You Often Feel like You Don't Belong
But then, you're used to feeling like you don't belong anywhere. You just don't have a lot in common with most people.
7. People Don't Understand You
That's okay. You can live with that. People don't even try to understand you, though. Unfortunately, the same is often true for you.
8. You Sometimes Feel Mentally Superior
Okay, it's not a good look, but it happens. It happens to the best of us.
9. You Are Very Responsible
That might be one of the reasons why people come to you for advice and answers. You just seem like you have your life together, even when you don't.
10. Most Mainstream Things Seem Silly to You
Not everything, but most things. You just don't get it.
11. You're Often the Black Sheep
You're the black sheep of your family, your friend group, your class, your office – everywhere.
12. Sometimes You Get Mislabeled
You get mislabeled a lot, as a matter of fact. People think you're shy, snobby, superior, uninterested, rude, mean ...
13. You're Often Mentally Drained
Trying to keep up with the fast pace of the world around you is exhausting. You just want to stop and take it all in for a few minutes.
14. You Are Spiritually Inclined
Whatever religion you are, if any, you're also spiritual. You feel things at a deep level, you're empathetic, and you feel at one with the world around you in a way that's almost mystical.
15. You Are Thoughtful and Introspective
This is also why you're the go-to guru for advice and help. People come to you for answers to unanswerable questions.
16. You Aren't Really Materialistic at All
You don't need a lot to be happy. You don't want a lot to be happy. In fact, being surrounded by too many things just makes you kind of antsy.