On the occasion I do choose to talk/socialize, being met with something sarcastic like "she speaks!" or "oh look, maisiedaise decided to join us."
When people equate introvert to socially awkward.
I do just fine in social situations. I can handle myself, make small talk, and carry on a conversation. I do fine in interviews, and did fine dating (married now). All those things just exhaust me and it takes me a while to reboot and get back to normal.
"Ok everybody, now we're going to have some fun!" That's how I know to start looking for the door.
The whole concept of "networking" for your career. I'm good at what I do. I don 't want to have to play golf, go to happy hours, attend conferences, and go to lunch with people.
"Let's go around the room and tell everyone your name and a little something about yourself."
How about No.
Class participation. I can learn just fine by listening to the discussion, thanks.
Forced employee socialization. Company picnics, the holiday party, fundraising outings for things like make a wish (fuck you Janet just let me give you a donation and leave my goddamn Saturday alone)
When people think I am a snob. I got this a lot when I was younger. I promise I am not snobby at all. I don't think I am better than anyone. I'm just really quiet.
People always asking "what's wrong?"
That's just how I always look, you dick.
That society seems to be made for extroverts
When you're at a social gathering and the only person you know goes to the restroom or leaves to talk with someone else.
Wearing headphones and people wanting to talk with me