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Only An Introvert Could Medal In These Events

If these weird behaviors were part of the Olympic Games, we'd bring home the gold.

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50M Horizon Gaze

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What's that over there? Any object you can stare at purposefully — nay, soulfully — to avoid eye contact with the person headed directly toward you. Full concentration required. No blinking.


Individual Medley in Small Talk Avoidance

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Hitting up the buffet table, pretending to listen to an important voicemail, going to the bathroom to check your hair — your tactics are varied and dazzling. Deployed in response to "Big plans for the weekend?"

Mixed Doubles, Friendship Edition

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Your secret weapon: some of your closest companions are extroverts. When you're not hiding from them, you actually understand each others' needs and offer complementary strengths.