1. The "I can't hang out tonight, I have to work tomorrow."
Okay, I can understand wanting to be awake tomorrow for work, but how does that hinder tonight's plans? You're an introvert, aren't naps your best friend? How does having plans for tomorrow fill up your schedule for today?
2. The "I have been hanging out with people all day, I need to be alone."
Alone time is for inmates...and even they have a room mate unless they are crazy and enjoy solitary confinement. Would you like a padded room? I guessing your answer is yes, and that sounds like a nightmare.
3. The "I don't know those people, I'm not coming."
To me, going to a party full of people I have never met before is a great opportunity to meet future friends. But for some reason, when the ratio of friends to strangers, or as you call them, "hostiles," is unbalanced, the occasion becomes as stressful as performing brain surgery. Not that I would know, I've never been that stressed out. At least not about social occasions.
4. The " I just put my pajamas on and don't feel like changing."
Who puts their pajamas on at 1:19 in the afternoon? It's like an introvert's pajamas are a cage, but instead of avoiding it, you run to it right as I am inviting you to hang out. Do you run to your dresser every time you get a text message just in case you need to be restrained in sleep wear? Where are you buying these? And don't they make instructions on how to get out of them?
5. The "I can't come out, it's too short notice."
One of my many mantras is, "It's always hangout time." So unless I already have other social engagements, which is likely, (I often overbook just in case my introvert friends cancel), I am always up for coffee or chillin' with my peeps. An hour's notice is always enough time for a meet up, but to an introvert, a week is barely enough time to plan social engagement. Did you plan your entire week around what content is currently filling your Netflix queue? If so, it they will still be there when you get home.
I mean, I guess i'm glad that not everyone is like me, and I really am sorry that hanging out with me and people of my "kind" is such an exhausting endeavor, but the whole alone time thing seems more like a punishment than something to look forward to. All of elementary school has told us this, and clearly the person who came up with alone time as a punishment was an extrovert.
What do my fellow extroverts think? What do your introvert friends say that just does't make sense to you?