- You try to avoid events at all costs:
Events just aren’t your thing and you use all sorts of excuses to get out of any party/get-together you are invited to. You sit and sulk at home and are filled with guilt for not going all the while knowing that you wouldn’t have enjoyed had you showed up to that event.
- Being around people is just not your thing:
In case you are successful in talking yourself into going to that event, you immediately start regretting your decision because being around people is just not your thing. You would prefer being in the comfort on your own room than be surrounded by lots of people you have no clue about.
3. It’s a complete nightmare when you have to hug someone:
God forbid, you show up at a gathering and you have to meet someone you know! You’re lying if you say that you don’t practice the physical contact in your head several times and rehearse whether you are going to lean in from left or right and if it doesn’t go as imagined, you keep thinking about it for the rest of the day.
- You suck at small talk:
You’re just not cut out for this type of thing. Sometimes answering even the simplest of questions like, “how are you doing?” seems like a hard job and you’re unable to form a coherent answer.
- People just don’t get it:
People just don’t get the horror of it. They tell you to just grow out of it or try harder like it doesn’t work like that? They give you all the advice in the hell but none of them can give you the ability to talk to a couple of people without wanting to kill yourself.
- You just can’t handle compliments:
It’s so hard for you to accept compliments or wishes. You have no idea how to act when you receive when your instinct tells you to shift the topic to something not related to you.
- Dating is hell for you:
When you finally let someone in your personal space, you get paranoid that they would get tired of you soon and leave you because of your awkwardness. You keep imagining all the reasons in your head why they would want to leave you even when they’re not even thinking about it.
- You admire people who are confident:
You can’t help but look up to people who are able to speak in public or network with people without any difficulty and deep down, you want to be like them.
- Your room is your sanctuary:
You are only comfortable in your own room and you would prefer being tucked there under your warm blanket for the rest of your life.
- You are only comfortable with a few friends:
You take some time to open up to people but once you do, there is no stopping you. You are your true self in front of these people and once you start talking to them, someone has to manually plug out your batteries to stop you.