17 excuses for introverts who don’t want to go out on St. Patrick’s Day


Don’t want to go out on St. Patrick’s Day to a crowded, noisy bar? Or don’t want to go out any day for that matter? These “excuses” — some of them absurd, some of them completely legitimate — make it incredibly obvious that if you’re an introvert, you’d rather stay home.

1. You have a family emergency.


 2. You think you feel a headache coming on.

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3. You’ve already been social enough today.



4. Why would you hang out with friends two days in a row?

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5. Here’s a completely legitimate reason for you to stay home that is not the plot of a popular movie at all.


6. OK, this one is actually legit: you have to work the next morning.

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7. Why go out when you could sleep?

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8. You don’t have anything green to wear.


9. Tell us how you really feel.

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 10. Your cat would never forgive you if you canceled.

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From Buzzfeed


 11. Because you’re a very busy person.

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From Someecards


 12. You could print a stack of these.



 13. If only you could be as brutally honest as Sheldon.


 14. Why can’t you just say how you really feel?

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 15. Because really, this is what you’re going to do.

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From Hyberbole and a Half


16. You’re the master of slipping out of social events early.

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 17. So what’s an introvert to do?


 Spend your free time the way you like, not the way you think you’re supposed to. Susan Cain, Quiet

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Jenn Granneman is the founder of IntrovertDear.com and the author of The Secret Lives of Introverts: Inside Our Hidden World. She also cohosts The Introvert, Dear Podcast and blogs for Psychology Today. For most of her life, Jenn felt weird, different, and out of place because of her quiet ways. She writes about introversion because she doesn’t want other introverts to feel the way she did.