The fear of being alone (as related through an article on Lindsay Lohan)

One of the biggest take-aways I got from this long read — Here Is What Happens When You Cast Lindsay Lohan in Your Movie — was this:

Schrader thought Lohan’s weakness wasn’t drugs­­ — although he counseled her on the math of when to take sleep aids — but fear of being alone. She needed people and chaos around her 24/7. The idea of being by herself scared the hell out of her.

That’s something I’ve sensed in people I’ve known. One of the biggest problems is that those people tend to think that’s everyone’s idle state and they actively create chaos around other people to foster the environment. It’s a huge thing to step aside and say “no.” It’s often very frustrating to those people when you refuse to be sucked in.