Hello everyone. Some time ago I wrote a similar post, where a couple of girls from work wanted me to go out with them and I said no. This time it's the big staff party and everyone is pressuring me to go, saying that if I don't go, I won't get to know any of them and such. But the thing is, I already spend most of my time with them at work, I think it's understandable that I would rather spend my free time with my family, boyfriend, or even alone, curled up with a book on my couch. I've been an introvert all my life but social anxiety also plays a huge part in the way I behave. I overthink everything, procrastinate, worry about what people will say about me. I explained that I really like them all but I would rather spend the evening in a different way. I even promised that I'll try going next time (which won't happen of course). My point is, why can't people just understand that I'm just not a party person and that does not mean I don't like them? And please guys, don't tell me to go and try to have fun, it's not gonna work, I've been through this before and I feel awful every single time I go out like this. Is there anyone else here who shares the same opinion, who has also experienced something similar?