“Introverts, in contrast, may have strong social skills and enjoy parties and business meetings, but after a while wish they were home in their pajamas. They prefer to devote their social energies to close friends, colleagues, and family. They listen more than they talk, think before they speak, and often feel as if they express themselves better in writing than in conversation. They tend to dislike conflict. Many have a horror of small talk, but enjoy deep discussions.”
—Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain
The awkward moment when you’re sitting in a silent public place and you have to make a sudden destructive movement of distraction because your stomach started to growl loudly like the fucking demons of hell were ready to explode from your navel and consume anything in its path.