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"I'm not anti-social; I'm just at a point in my life where I find all your friends really, really annoying."
Tags:married, married life, marriage, dinner party, dinner parties, parties, party, couple, couples, double, double up, double date, dating, socialise, socialising, socialised, socialize, socializing, socialized, visit, visits, visiting, courtesy, courtesies, courteous, out to dinner, eating out, out to eat, fine dining, restaurants, restaurant, friend, friendship, friendships, friendly, unfriendly, companion, companions, dislike, like, disliked, annoyed, annoy, annoying, annoyance, introvert, introverted, cut the crap
"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
"I hope this is the right wine for reading and ignoring one another."
"I'm trying to figure out the right headache-inducing place for my birthday."
"I have a bad association with people."
Tags:introvert, introverted, introverted, introverts, antisocial, anti social, anti-social, friends, friend, friendship, friendships, isolated, isolation, social isolation, socially isolated, unsociable, modern life, awkward person, awkward people, socially awkward, social awkwardness, alienated, alienation, standoffish, standoffishness
Tags:personnel, personnel officer, personnel officers, personnel department, door sign, door signs, hiring, recruitment, staff office, hr, human resources, anti social, anti-social, unsocial, introvert, introverts, unsociable, management, people management, business management, rival, rivals, rivalry, offices
"A bunch of friends are coming over to stare at their phones."
Tags:modern technology, modern life, modern attitudes, phone, phones, smartphones, smartphone, smart phone, smart phones, mobile phone, mobile phones, cellphone, cellphones, social networking, social media, social isolation, loneliness, alienation, friends, friend, catch-up, catch up, catchup, catch-ups, catch ups, get together, get togethers, meet up, meet ups, meetups, laptop, laptops, electronic gadgets, electronic gadget, anti social, anti-social, introvert, introverts
"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
"I've just joined a support group for boring people."
Tags:support, supportive, supporting, support group, support groups, group, groups, relationship, relationships, boring, anti-social, introvert, introverts, introverted, people, man, men, friend, friends, improve, improvement, self-improvement, help, self-help, coping, community, communities, social network, social networks, mental health
"It's been nice talking to you, but I should probably get back to staring blankly ahead."
Tags:commute, commuters, stranger, strangers, talking to strangers, passenger, passengers, social, socialising, airplane, airplanes, aeroplane, aeroplanes, airline passenger, airline passengers, airline, travel, travelling, converse, conversation, awkward conversation, anti-social, introvert, introverts, modern life, modern attitudes, blank stare, staring blankly, ignore, ignoring, impolite, talk, talking, modern times, avoid, eye contact, eye-contact, make eye contact, vacant stare
"So, you're staying in then?"
"Do I look like a wise man to you?"
Tags:fulfilling, fulfilment, pilgrim, pilgrimage, pilgrims, word play, play on words, word, words, enlighten, enlightenment, seeking enlightenment, mountain, mountains, guru, gurus, wisdom, words of wisdom, wise man, wise men, mountain top, mountain, isolated, isolate, prepper, preppers, antigovernment, anti government, cranky, antisocial, anti social, introvert, introverts, introverted, advice, no advice to give, bad guidance, guidance, mentor, mentors, mentorship, bad advice, bad counsel, surprise, not what it seems, reality, realities
'We're not your typical couple. I'm the extrovert, and Bernie's the shy one.'
"We're going to be late for the awkwardly standing around."
Tags:party, parties, cocktail party, cocktail parties, going out, arriving early, late, lateness, being late, awkward, awkwardness, social awkwardness, socially awkward, introvert, introverts, introverted, standing around, stand around, early, earliness, social norm, socials norm, punctual, punctuality, expectation, expectations, social expectations, middle class, middle class life, first world problems
An Introvert's Guide to Surviving a Party
"Apart from the abject horrow, I'm actually enjoying this."
Tags:horror, abject horror, fear, background fear, covid-19, covid 19, corona, coronavirus, novel coronavirus, corona virus, novel corona virus, pandemic, pandemics, coronavirus pandemic, covid-19 pandemic, covid 19 pandemic, public health crisis, global health crisis, self-isolation, social distancing, social distanced, socially distanced, physical distancing, quarantine, quarantines, quarantined, lockdown, lockdowns, locked down, stay-at-home order, stay-at-home orders, shelter-in-place, shelter-in-place order, shelter-in-place orders, staying in, introvert, introverts, introverted
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
"I'm going to have to cancel tonight. I have this fantasy life I need to work on."
Tags:phone, phones, telephone, telephones, call, calls, calling, phone call, phone calls, telephone call, telephone calls, talking on the phone, talking on the telephone, phone conversation, phone conversations, telephone conversation, telephone conversations, cancelling, canceling, cancelling plans, canceling plans, cancel, cancel plans, fantasy, fantasy life, imaginary, imaginary life, imagination, mental health, anti-social, social anxiety, introvert, introverts, introverted, life, work on, working on
Tags:narrow escape, narrow escape, surprise, surprises, surprise party, surprise parties, introvert, introverts, antisocial, unsociable, modern life, birthday, birthdays, birthday party, birthday parties, overhear, overhearing, overheard, socialising, socializing, cloak and dagger, annoy, annoyed, annoyance