Different personality traits are one of the things that can make a friend group more well-rounded and diverse. Just because your friends are outgoing extroverts, doesn’t necessarily mean that you won’t have anything in common with them because you prefer to keep to yourself. You will, however, likely have some explaining to do from time to time.
Being antisocial has a negative stigma which can sometimes make it difficult to maintain a friendship. If you’re antisocial — or perhaps just an introvert — chances are you won’t be changing. However, perhaps by recognizing these signs you can make the effort to be more of a social friend and get to the root of your anti-socialism.
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You Repeatedly Turn Down Invites To Hang Out
You don’t have to be antisocial to turn down a social invite every once and a while, but you are definitely antisocial if you turn down more invitations than you accept.
Engaging in this behavior is one of the quickest ways to ensure you stop being invited at all. At some point, your friends are going to grow tired of your repeated cancellations and begin to take things personal by questioning the solidity of the friendship. It may be tough at first, but try to say ‘yes’ to a few more invites than you currently do to show your friends you care.