I don't just mean I'm anti-social. There's nothing wrong with standing in the corner with your slice of cake. I'm the person who eats the cake, trashes it, and throws a slice of cake in someone else's face after insulting them. Not good.
So please note the <sarcasm> tags in this post. Simple icebreaking advice, remember not to put caesium on it.*
We all love classic literature and/or science. Rant about Shakespeare and mitochondria and the crystallisation of Germanium(II)! And if, by some impossible miracle, this actually works, the double nerdiness and/or fangirling will definitely scare off everyone else in the vicinity.
Fun fact: this random girl was annoying me in the lab by pretending I was a specimen. I recited Galadriel's "terrible as the dawn" lines to her. When she refused to back off, I began narrating the history of Fëanor and the Elven Rings. That worked. See? Interests.
2. Refuse to "add" people.
Just ignore all of them. All that nonsense you don't care about will clog up your news feed (or dashboard or equivalent), and honestly, you don't have time for such mediocre socialising. A post about yet another ruined relationship will get 100+ likes while your enlightening tirade on why Black Widow deserves a solo movie will be sadly ignored.
I mean, if you really needed to find someone and email isn't working, just blow up the neighbouring block.
3. Hide during group photo times.
It's not worth getting out of your lovely seat to smile at a camera and pray you don't blink because of the flash. Ignore them. Say "no". No means no. So what if they end up tagging you as part of the background? Your face is part of your body, and your body, your rules.
What socialising "tips" and experience do you have for introverts? Comment below!
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*Caesium reacts explosively with water. Not sure with ice directly, but even if there isn't enough energy initially, the ice will melt. Sorry. Ignore me. *hides under rock*