My Situation :
So the office I work, I happen to be part of a team where there is more gossip (Teammates talking about what he/she did funny the other day on a skype call or near the cafeteria etc etc.. and more about otherworldly stuff that does not concern office work) and less work, at least of what i see with my fresher eyes. As for me, I am a fresher who likes to concentrate on my work, and if I run into some roadblocks then reach out to team members for a solution. Afterall, that's what i am paid for right?
My Characteristic :
I would not go so far to say I am completely an introvert guy but I do feel uncomfortable starting conversations with random people unless they are funny, like to discuss work-related stuff or they happen to be men. ( Just so if you get any ideas about my sexuality, I'm straight as an arrow I also respect women.) Not that I can't chat with a woman or start conversations, I just don't feel spontaneous starting conversations with them.
Since I am straight out of college, I find doing the same old good morning or hi, how are you? very monotonous after a certain number of days. I mean, I greet my friends with a joke that would be something clever about the thing he/she dressed etc.(Picture Chandler but just without hi, hello etc) Hope you get the gist. Having said that I do greet my Managers, Directors because they hold a very high position and it is not that often I would run into them unless its work.
I am very choosy when it comes to making friends. It's not that I don't like others, but I consider keeping a neutral stance with people I don't feel like talking to.
My Problem :
I wouldn't say it's a problem but with time it may turn into one. But apparently, I noticed many people on my team have started ignoring me. It's not that I did not see that coming or I have a problem with that but I want help from this community on what I can do from my side to improve the situation.
Please understand that I am not a negative person, but is the world too cruel to even stand the sight of introverts?