It’s party time! This time of year a lot of us will be going to at least one party or another—from graduation parties to summer holiday parties and, of course, weddings! There will be plenty of food, drink, and conversation. Festive gatherings are an excellent opportunity to catch up with family and friends. It’s also a great way to meet and socialize with new people. Hopefully, you’ll even make some new friends.
But not everyone enjoys socializing at parties with people they’ve never met before. For some, events with unfamiliar faces are awkward, intimidating, and downright stressful. Some people will do whatever it takes to avoid these gatherings altogether. What is life if not meeting, spending time with, and getting to know people?