100-Hour Response Delay Charlotte Gomez / BuzzFeed It's not that you don't like others. It's that you don't want to see them. 50M Horizon Gaze Charlotte Gomez / BuzzFeed 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. Passive-Aggressive Texting Charlotte Gomez / BuzzFeed Victory = when the Other Person starts to bail first. 400 Reasons Invitation Hurdling Charlotte Gomez / BuzzFeed After-work drinks? No, you have a family member in town. Or an engagement party. Or the Apocalypse. Uneven Feelings Management Routine Charlotte Gomez / BuzzFeed Your attitude towards spending time with others involves fluid swinging between MUST BE ALONE and MUST INTERACT NOW OR WILL DIE ALONE. All-Around Excuse Making Charlotte Gomez / BuzzFeed Can you hang out this weekend? In the words of Phoebe Buffay, "I wish I could, but I don't want to." Greco-Roman Wrestling Charlotte Gomez / BuzzFeed ...with your desire to be an available, social human but also to be quietly nestled in the sanctuary of your own home. Synchronized Ducking Charlotte Gomez / BuzzFeed ...into another aisle at the grocery store when you see someone you know. Individual Medley in Small Talk Avoidance Charlotte Gomez / BuzzFeed 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 Charlotte Gomez / BuzzFeed 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.