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"Look alive, Proust, you're next."
Tags:books, book, bookish, book lover, book lovers, proust, proustian, in search of lost time, sport, sports, teams, team, coach, coaches, coaching, you're next, literary, literature, literatures, world literature, lit, lit major, french, french literature, bibliophile, library, home library, reading by the fire, look alive, irony, ironic, read, reading, reader, avid reader, select, selection, pick, picking, choice, choices, make a choice, making a choice, decisions, decision, decide, deciding, deciding vote, personified, personification, inanimate objects, introvert, introverts, introversion
Next stop: Insecurity.
Tags:insecure, insecurity, self-conscious, self-consciousness, party, parties, partying, social event, social events, introvert, introverts, introversion, cringe, cringes, cringeworthy, worry, worries, worrying, anxious, anxiousness, anxiety, anxieties, social anxiety, social anxieties, subway, subways, subway ride, subway rides, train home, trains home, social occasion, social occasions
"Harold and I were staying home long before it was fashionable."
Tags:couple, couples, husband and wife, husbands and wives, marriages, long term relationship, long term relationship, long-term relationships, before it was cool, unsocial, antisocial, anti social, anti-social, introvert, introverts, introversion, lazy, laziness, middle age, middle aged, middle-age, middle-aged, getting old, getting older, behind the times, aging
"Have I ever hugged you, Elkins?"
Tags:hug, hugs, hugging, display of affection, displays of affection, physical display, physical displays, psychobabble, affection, affectionate, withhold, withholds, withholding, hard to please, difficult to please, butler, butlers, driver, drivers, driving, limo, limos, limo driver, limo drivers, limousine, limousines, introvert, introverts, introversion, withdrawn
"I was proud of you tonight. You were just hostile enough."
Tags:hostile, hostility, unkind, socially awkward, social awkwardness, surly, grump, grumpy, grumpiness, grumps, surliness, unfriendly, rude, rudeness, party, parties, guest, guests, antisocial, proud, pride, introvert, introverts, introverted, introversion, husband, husbands, wife, wives, partying, unsociable, dinner, dinners, dinner party, dinner parties
An Introvert's Guide to Surviving a Party
Tags:good fences make good neighbours, good fences make good neighbors, fence, fences, bad fence, bad fences, neighbours, neighbour, neighbor, neighbors, bad neighbour, bad neighbours, bad neighbor, bad neighbors, dill weed, dillweed, dill-weed, greeting, greetings, wave, waving, intrusive, intrusion, obnoxious, insult, insulting, rude, anti-social, anti-sociable, antisocial, introvert, introversion, privacy, private, annoy, annoyed, annoying, bad neighbor, bad neighbors, bad neighbour, bad neighbours
"Don't stop, I don't want to talk to you."
Triple Witching Hour in Apartment 3-K.
Tags:witching hour, witching hours, witch, witches, antisocial, introvert, introverts, introversion, introverted, phone message, phone messages, answering machine, answering machines, keep to yourself, keeping to yourself, worst fear, worst fears, nightmare, nightmares, visit, visits, visitor, visitors
Coming Soon: The G.P.S. for Conversations
Tags:conversation, conversations, conversational, conversational skills, talk, talking, introvert, introverted, introverts, introversion, shy, shyness, shyly, anxious, anxiousness, anxiety, social, socialise, socialising, socialised, social skills, social anxiety, socially anxious, tech, technology, technological, gadget, gadgets, gps, g p s, g.p.s, direction, steer, steering, instruction, instructed, instructing
Munch in Manhattan
Tags:munch, edvard munch, scream, screams, screaming, the scream, waiter, waiters, waiting tables, menu, menus, order, orders, ordering, restaurant, restaurants, customer service, dinner, eat outeats out, eating out, dine, dines, dining, fine dining, horror, horrify, horrifies, horrifying, introvert, introverts, introversion, shy, shyness, overwhelm, overwhelms, overwhelming
"I'm upstairs right now. On weekends and holidays, I go downstairs."
Tags:lonely, loneliness, loner, alone, all alone, home alone, home-alone, homebody, shut in, shut-in, shutin, shut-ins, shut ins, minimal, minimalism, old age, elderly, retired, retirement, boredom, ennui, bored, lifeless, reduced life, trapped, isolate, isolated, isolating, introvert, introverted, introversion, hermit, hermits, hermitage, single, singles, individual, independence
"By your powers combined, I am going outside."
Tags:keys wallet phone, essentials, bare essentials, the bare essentials, necessities, bare necessities, anxiety, worry, worrying, worrier, worriers, introvert, introverts, introversion, anxieties, modern life, modern times, super power, super powers, super hero, super heroes, superhero, superheroes, leaving the house, checklist, checklists
"We have to go now. Robert's façade is beginning to crumble."
Tags:facade, facades, polite, politeness, impolite, polite society, kind, kindness, unkind, grump, grumps, grumpy, grumpiness, anger, angers, angered, repress, represses, repressing, repressed anger, crumble, crumbles, crumbling, furious, antisocial, introvert, introverts, introversion, husband, husbands, couple, couples, married couple, married couples, social event, social events
"They're such a nice couple- we should see them more often. Not literally, of course."
Tags:driver, drive, driving, couple, couples, socialising, socialise, socializing, socialize, social call, social calls, social call, social obligation, social obligations, socially obligated, discuss, discussion, converse, conversation, car, cars, friends, friend, social commitment, social commitments, commit, committed, commitment, introvert, introversion, anti social, anti-social, antisocial, anti sociable, anti-sociable, loner, loners, busy, hectic schedule, full schedule, booked up, all booked up
Tags:chair, chairs, furniture, furniture maker, carpenter, carpenters, introverted, introvert, introverts, introversion, shy, shyness, socially awkward, therapy, therapist, therapists, withdrawn, reserved, social issues, inward-looking, inward-turned, zoologist, zoology, zoologists, anatomy, science, meek
That party went well.
Tags:party, parties, insecure, insecurity, insecurities, worry, worries, anxious, anxiety, anxieties, introvert, introverts, introversion, awkward, awkwardness, socially awkward, social awkwardness, comment, comments, overheard, overhear, overhears, overhearing, stupid, shy, timid, judge, judges, judgement, judgements, judgmental, judgemental, subway, subways, train, trains, overthink, overthinks, overthinking, social anxiety, social anxieties, socially anxious
"Quality time...quality time..."
"Why can't you ever relax at parties?"
Tags:party, parties, get together, get togethers, couple, couples, marriages, patner, partners, husband and wife, husbands and wives, difficult relationships, difficult relationship, disagree, disagreement, argue, argument, marital fight, marital dispute, spousal fight, spousal dispute, spousal disputes, marital fights, introvert, introversion, anti-social, antisocial, anti social, unsocial, unsociable, anti-sociable, shy, shyness, pinata, pinatas, papier mache, paper mache, papier-mache, party game, party games, party entertainment, game, games
"I miss handshakes"
Tags:greet, greetings, formality, informality, informal, introduce, introductions, modern attitudes, modern views, handshake, handshakes, hug, hugs, hugging, cuddle, cuddling, awkwardness, touch averse, touch aversion, introvert, introversion, anti social, anti sociable, touch-averse, touch-aversion, welcome, welcomes, welcoming, traditional, traditionalist, traditional mindset, traditional views, old fashioned, old-fashioned, old fashioned attitudes, traditional attitudes, uncomfortable, discomfort, awkward, kiss, kissing
Drunk And Orderly
Tags:drinking, drink, drinks, alcohol, wine, glass of wine, quiet night, quiet night in, night in, homebody, introvert, introverts, introverted, introversion, read, reading, settle in, settle down, pun, puns, punning, play on words, word play, word-play, quiet night, rest, resting, restful, modern, modernity, modern life, youth, new youth, generation x, generation z, generation gap, culture, cultured, book, books, bookish, book worm, book worms, book lover, book lovers, safe, safety
"What I love about our friendship is the way we never see or speak to each other."
Tags:friend, friendship, friendships, friends, acquaintance, acquaintances, introvert, introverts, introversion, anti social, anti-social, unsocial, socialising, socialising, insult, insults, rejection, rejections, underhand, compliment, compliments, manipulation, manipulative, social media, social networks, texting
"It turns out I just wasted the whole morning networking with a dog."
Tags:kid, kids, child, childhood, baby, babies, dog, dogs, toddler, toddlers, infant, infants, social, socialising, social network, social networking, social networks, growing up, friend, friends, childhood friends, connecting, connections, connection, social connection, social connections, sand box, sand boxes, sandbox, sandboxes, play, playing, socialisation, socialization, social development, introvert, introverts, introversion
A man's head disappears into his torso, replaced by a sign that reads: Next Showing 1:00
A man's head retreats into his body and slowly reappears piece by piece.
Tags:surreal, body parts, body part, performance art, performances, body tricks, body art, mind tricks, head retraction, magic tricks, magick, physical impossibility, physical impossibilities, transformations, shy, shyness, psychology, psychiatry, bashful, coy, timid, timidity, introvert, introversion, introverts, introverted