Hi Everyone. For the last 18 months or so, Ive been playing music with a composer / keyboardist. The project is an electronic band and the music is, to be fair, pretty damn good. For a long time, it was just the two of us. That changed over the course of the summer when we found a drummer and a guitarist. The most recent addition was the vocalist so, in essence, the band is complete. This is where problems have been popping up Firstly, let me say a little about myself. Im 27, and I work full time. I play music because I find the challenge rewarding. Im slightly on the autistic spectrum and as such, Im not someone who is naturally gregarious or even talkative. Im not a loner by any imagination. I have a girlfriend, and I have some close friends, but thats it. I dont go for the social aspect of gigs and music, and while Im always respectful and polite to others, I dont overly enjoy meeting new people because Im naturally shy and reserved. The keyboard player is a guy in his late 40s. When I met him, we got on well together, and we shared what I would call a cordial working relationship. In other words, we worked well together, hand conversations during breaks but we never hung-out, so to speak. I explained my introverted nature to him as I wanted him to be clear that I am the way I am and avoid his thinking that Im just aloof and rude. All was well, for a while. Things took a turn when we met the guitarist. The band leader and the guitarist get on very well because theyre both outgoing individuals. I think thats great, but after the guy joined the project, I noticed a few unsavoury things. The keyboardist would sometimes talk to the guitarist about his weekend adventures, but hed often add a joke at my expense based on my introverted nature. He continues to do things like this. Furthermore, he also accuses me whinging when I raise concerns. He doesnt do it all the time, but on the night I first met the vocalist, he told everyone in the room that I moan a lot. Lastly, he also isnt very appreciative of my musical contributions. I do tend to write fairly complicated lines, but often he dismisses these as wanking. By that, he means that Im playing too much for the sake of it. He has accepted that some of my ideas are good, but thats almost always after someone else says it first. Now I can take a joke, and I can take criticism. However, this guys attitude is just starting to seem disrespectful, and its starting to hurt my feelings a little. Im honestly starting to question whether I want to continue playing with this guy. Hes not a total d**k, but he just acts like a 20-something year old sometimes. I dont expect him to understand the way I am. I simple expect people to treat me with the respect I give to them. With this guy, Ive only been polite. I guess I wrote this post to vent a little steam, but Id also appreciate any advice on how I may act on this. Part of me wants to leave, and thats my introverted side. Maybe its time to move on? Thanks lads.