1. Are doing tasks which need to be done, and thinking about those tasks for an extended amount of time; your mind is set on doing them. You trawl around town, picking up all the necessary stuff, and can cross off each task on the (physical/mental) list when it is completed.
2. Know you're not wanted in a social situation. You are the fifth of three guys and two girls. You know exactly how it will turn out, and you can predict that you will be the one who will be left out. This is because you can clearly see that the two girls are interested in the other two guys, and not you.
3. Switch from task to task. For example, you are reading a book, working-out and listening to music. You are happy working in this way, achieving effectiveness is all tasks.
4. Mirror the emotions of those around you in social situations. You don't necessarily feel the emotions you are exhibiting, but see it as necessary to positivise the social atmosphere. For example, you're at a party you're not particularly enjoying, but make an effort to converse superficially.
5. Genuinely sympathise with someone and their views. You make a connection with them and value it, maintaining it through prolonged, non-superficial conversation. You find someone at the party you're not enjoying, and hold a long, deep conversation with them.
6. Are anticipating what might happen, and what might've happened, when you are not busy or doing a task e.g. you're sat on a bus contemplating a situation you are about to enter into.
7. Develop a cycnical attitude to the world around you. You refuse to partake in social events and activities, with the (perceived) understanding that they lead to/entail certain unfavourable occurrences or events. For example, you feel depressed and have withdrawn from the public, and wish to maintain this withdrawal for as long as possible, despite its unhealthiness (which you are not focusing on).