A melancholic person is always indecisive and contradictory. While they are happy with their loneliness, they also feel sad about not being around people…
1. Having trouble building relationships with other people and being like them, or having difficulties fitting into the norms of society will make you feel like you're not one of them.
2. Not being able to feel attached to anyone or anywhere is something you quite often go through.
3. If you don’t feel depressed or withdraw yourself, it's only because you have a lot of self respect and mindfulness.
4. Being treated as "depressed," often by other people, bothers you. You are only "melancholic," and you can’t be asked to tell the difference.
5. You are really good at putting your feelings down on paper when you can’t express yourself by talking.
6. You are not interested in the mug being half full or half empty; you think that the second sip from the mug won’t be the same as the first one instead!
7. While people feel sorry for your loneliness, you make a special effort to be left alone!
8. You seeked happiness in the past, yet the fact that you were never happy back in the day makes you a prisoner of a vicious cycle!
9. People blame you for bringing them down, being a slowpoke, and making a fuss all the time.
10. People who accuse you of being carefree don't know that your state is actually a result of your awareness.
11. You feel the existence of something devouring you, but you don’t want to give in to this worm. You lose your power to tackle it in desperation.
12. The origin of "melancholic," ("black bile") defines you completely.
13. You relieve yourself by saying "There have been so many melancholic artists and philosophers like me in history."
14. Your keep searching, but in fact, aspiration is about an "impossible" world, and you yearn for originality and differences that don’t exist in this one.
15. You carry scars of everything you’ve seen; every pain, sadness, wickedness, disaster and so on... You don’t have to necessarily be a part of them to care.
16. You can never explain to people that you actually enjoy the "unhappiness’" they are trying to save you from.
17. You constantly seek the meaning of life, the reason of your existence, and as long as you can’t find the answer, you get mad at people hiding it from you.
18. You can never adapt and accept properly. Plus, you always make yourself discover the nothingness in pretty much everything!
19. You despise earthly pleasures. As Nietzsche once said: “No shepherd and one herd! Everybody wants the same, everybody is the same: whoever feels different goes voluntarily into a madhouse.”
20. Even though failure to adapt wears you out, you don’t want to settle down or surrender under any identification. Living like everyone else seems much more terrifying to you.
21. In melancholic tenors, talents and creative powers that are normally under pressure come to light in authentic conditions. That’s why Aristotle once said in his book ‘Problemata’; “Those who have been eminent in philosophy, politics, poetry, and the arts have all had tendencies toward melancholia.”
22. As Victor Hugo once said; "Melancholy is the happiness of being sad." You are happy with your sadness.
23. And finally, the moments you turn to in your inner world are both the most beautiful and the weightiest.