One key to party survival — even pleasure — is to approach them with the mind-set that you will do them your way. In other words, rather than feeling like a failure because you can’t work a party like an extrovert, try approaching parties feeling comfortable with your introversion and introverted ways. That way, you won’t feel like a poor excuse for an extrovert; you’ll feel like a fabulous example of an introvert. After all, the way I see it, the only obligation you have as a party guest is to enjoy yourself. If sitting in a corner and watching is your idea of fun, then fie on anyone who tries to tell you otherwise. You are entitled to party any way you like.