I got this a LOT in elementary school. In my head, I was thinking, “Because I have nothing to say, and you wouldn’t care about what I have to say anyway. And I’m not in the mood to chat about whatever. I’d rather be reading or anything else right now.” Instead of thinking I was shy everyone just assumed I was a stuck-up b* when I would keep to myself. Nice. So basically people were mean to me most of my childhood because I was an introvert.