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21 Insanely Useful Skills Every Introvert Has Mastered

We are the masters of faking disappointment over canceled plans.

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1. Deftly pretending you didn’t see that casual acquaintance in public.

2. Feigning disappointment.

3. Finding the best buddy at any party.

4. And then ducking out unnoticed at a reasonable hour.

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5. Sending out firm but polite signals when you don't want to socialize.

6. Negotiating with your more extroverted friends.

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7. Seeing texts at the most convenient time.

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8. Politely canceling plans.

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9. And masterfully turning them down in the first place.

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10. Reading in loud public places with ironclad concentration.

11. Gracefully slipping out of conversations when they've gone on too long.

12. Finding creative methods to avoid your co-workers.

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13. Keeping yourself thoroughly entertained.

14. And planning truly enviable weekends.

15. Speaking up to the bare minimum in class to still get participation points.

16. Properly apologizing for your ~introvert quirks~.

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17. Pacing yourself and your social energy.

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18. Using headphones as a weapon of defense.

19. Making yourself at home in any bathroom when you need a few minutes to recharge.

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20. Knowing exactly when your social batteries are about to die.

And then getting the fuck out of there before you turn into a cranky monster. (Rest of the comic here, btw.)
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And then getting the fuck out of there before you turn into a cranky monster. (Rest of the comic here, btw.)

21. And, at the end of the day, knowing yourself.