I’m Not Socially Awkward…I’m Just An Introvert

Okay well maybe I’m a little socially awkward but that’s just part of my charm.

I Don’t Do Well In Big Crowds

I love going to concerts but I hate being in the crowd. People in general just make me uncomfortable and half the time I don’t know how to interact with a stranger but crows are terrible. I don’t like people coughing around me or bumping into me or feeling like I’m trapped in a spot and can’t move…maybe that is not me being an introvert and there is some other bottom line…but if I can avoid crowds you best bet I’m going to.

I Have To Mentally Prepare Myself To Go Out

Please, please, please do not call me up last minute and ask if I want to go out to go to some event. It was not in my plans for the day and I have not prepared myself to deal with that many people.

Small Talk Is The WORST

Please don’t ask me about the weather or anything that is going to make this situation uncomfortable for the both of us. Ask me about my goals and ambitions…that’s how you’re going to get to know me…not the same 20 questions you ask when you meet someone or when you are catching up.

If I Don’t Know You: I Don’t Know What To Do or Say

I recently had to go into a situation where there was a ton of people and the one person I knew left me stranded alone…There were plenty of conversations going on around me but I didn’t know them or the history of the conversation so I just sat there and listened…or looked like I was listening…In reality, I had a million other things going through my head and the main thing was WHY DID I COME…WHY AM I SITTING BY MYSELF…WHAT DO I DO

I’m Not Being Quiet I’m Observing

Just because I have barely said five words during the evening doesn’t just mean I don’t have anything to say. It means I am observing and feeling out the room and people. Plus people watching is one of my favorite things to do so if I am in a room full of strangers then well sorry but there’s a 90% chance I won’t be carrying on a conversation, people watching is all the entertainment I need.

When I Do Get Comfortable With You, I Won’t Stop Talking

I won’t stop talking and you’ll get a full-on blast of my personality.
I remember when I first started seeing my boyfriend and one of the main things he would say is…I don’t talk. But luckily at the time, he could hold up a conversation for the both of us…So again, I would just sit there listing and be thinking about the situation…

I Keep To My Word

If I ever say I’ll do something or promise something, you can damn well believe that I’ll be true to my word. I don’t do anything half-hearted and I don’t like breaking promises. I like to know that I am someone people can count on. It’s something I take pride in.

I Like My Small Friend Groups

I joke all the time about how I only had 1 friend in high school and I only made a select few in college…or that I have no friends…but honestly, I love the friends that I have and I wouldn’t do well with a big friend group. It’s hard enough for me to keep up with the handful of friends that I have and to make time to see them.

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