I suppose one could consider me as somewhat of a hermit. A parttime hermit, that has to leave their hermit cave and pretend to be somewhat of a socially fit person for a living.
Thankfully, people mostly think of themselves and will hardly notice. I smile, answer questions when needed, nod and move along.
At parties it can be weird… I don’t want to miss out by staying home but also don’t feel like ending up all socially awkwardly sitting in the corner….