Recently, I've been reconsidering how I live and re-evaluating myself as an introvert. Its not a category I would previously have placed myself in, but I'm starting to realize that my social skills are more of a learned adaptation than an innate behaviour.
Now that I've realized this about myself I've been taking a proactive approach to the list on the left. Asking my friends and teachers things like:
"Could I come in early to observe this first on my own?"
"Could I please have a minute to think
before I give you an answer?"
"Could we please discuss this in private?"
So far, this has been working out quite well :)