Social Obligations Can Be Problematic
I've read that introverts accept extroverts far more than vice versa. We are the more understanding personality because we stop to think and analyze. The only thing wrong with being introverted is when our thoughts direct a negative message to our internal dialouge.
For me the main downside of being introverted is feeling the presure to participate in group activities at work. I generally try to avoid baby showers and office parties unless I can perform a service while being there. Since I find small talk boring these occasions can be very painful. Often I will feel somewhat spiritually "polluted" afterwards.
How do others handle these social "obligations"?