Sometimes, all i’d like to say to people at parties is… “Hi. I find it difficult to initiate a conversation when i meet new people due to my lack of interest in small talk. But, I’d like you to know that i acknowledge your existence, your role in tonight’s festivities, and you seem like a great person. Feel free to ask me anything, but I’m done trying to introduce myself to people who don’t care. Thanks.”
I love meeting new people, but sometimes being in an environment that isn’t welcoming and is non engaging feels awkward. Like, let me just scroll through my Facebook newsfeed and pretend to look busy. K thanks.