As an "extrovert" introvert, I like to be around people, but not all the time. I prefer to sit back and observe conversations, rather than be apart of them. I can go days without talking to anyone, but at the end of the day, I like to be around people, even if I'm not participating in a conversation. This may be you, or this may be one of your friends. Either way, I thought it was pretty funny to think about all the "weird" stuff I do in social environments.
1. I always have a book on me.
No matter what, I always have a book with me. Whether it be a hard copy or on my phone, if I don't want to talk or I get into a social situation that I don't really care to be in (i.e. my mom running into a friend at a store), I'll whip out a book or my phone and read until it's over.
2. My phone always needs to be charged.
Same as above. If I don't feel like reading, I'll go on Twitter or Instagram for a few minutes. I always have a charger with me, too, just in case!
3. I (generally) always have my headphones with me.
And generally, I only have one headphone in. That way, I can still observe everything around me and take part in a conversation if I want to, but people see it and know I'm 'busy'.
4. I always have an excuse to get out of social situations.
My go-to's are that "I'm sick," "I'm tired from work," "I have to study," or "I have something to do early in the morning."
5. I hate phone calls.
I'll let people go to my voicemail and not return a call for days at a time. Yes, even the important phone calls. It's as horrible as it sounds.
6. I'm awkwardly good at Solitaire.
I spend way too much time at parties and in other places playing the card game on my phone. Whoops.
7. I can go days alone, but eventually, I'll need some human contact to get my energy back up.
Most times, I can go days without talking to someone after being at a social function or work. But every now and then, I'll need some form of socialization.
8. I'll dread going to plans I've made.
But, then I'll end up having a good time and wonder why I dreaded going out in the first place.
9. I'm the "quiet" one of my friend group.
I'm one of the quieter friends unless you really (and I mean really) know me.