The conversation in Bad Cat's thread is fascinating but it got me thinking about we introverts manage life in the giant, shiny, Disneyesque world that 80% + of our fellow human beings have designed for us.
Let's face it: every institution, tradition, workplace, or "event" is designed for the comfort and enjoyment of our extroverted friends. We have had to design a lot of work-around in order to function successfully.
As an example, I actually entertain a lot. Because I'm the hostess, I'm always flitting around and I never get trapped in horrifying conversations. Since people never reciprocate anymore, I never have to go to their house and interact with their chaotic environment. Since they all have a great time and talk about it for weeks afterward, they think I'm "normal" and they don't try to fix me.
What are your tips for managing our extroverted friends and their collections of bright, shiny social events? :D