9 DND Emojis For the Times You Detest Socializing

Do Not Disturb and Do Not Discourage. We neither need disturbance nor negativity in here!

It’s great to have friends, roommates, or even family around, except for when you’re not in the mood. And if you, like the writer are an ambivert, socializing is a lot trickier than in any of the polarities.

It’s easier to ghost the people you don’t vibe with online than offline. But sometimes, it’s smoother to talk to familiar people via text than a call. And if you too felt that, this list’s for you.
(if you couldn’t relate to that, this is for the time you feel it)

Mobile Phone Off Emoji

๐Ÿ“ด Mobile Phone OFF Emoji

Switching off your cellphone is the easiest way of telling someone that you need something breathing space, but not very politely.

To ease that rudeness, you could use ๐Ÿ“ด to say the same.

  • Um, dude. I’m having a real bad headache. I’ll see you in a bit, going offline ๐Ÿ“ด
  • Can’t talk. Give me some time ๐Ÿ“ด

See? Was it so hard?
Now, imagine this scene.

  • Actually. Hmm. HEH. I’m done texting for today. ๐Ÿ“ด How about tomorrow? Same time? 5 to 5:15 PM?
Vibration Mode Emoji

๐Ÿ“ณ Vibration Mode Emoji

This one’s for the peeps you need a break from, not a break-up. The ones you can tolerate to a great extent, and the ones you don’t wish to lose so easily.

  • Honey. Taking some time for myself. I’ll be available if you need me ๐Ÿ“ณ
  • My phone’s not going to be on loud and neither is it going to be with me ๐Ÿ“ณSo, it’s not on me if I don’t answer.
Shushing Face Emoji

๐Ÿคซ Shushing Face Emoji

Have you ever wished to piss someone off so bad? Not hurtfully, but because you have an itch for it?

Or do you sometimes do it so much on purpose that it becomes some sort of a personality change when you text those people?

๐Ÿคซ is for those times.

  • Omg. ๐Ÿคซ Going to sleep!
  • Jerry. ๐Ÿคซ I don’t need to hear what I already know
  • What’s that? Opinions? Byeeee ๐Ÿคซ
No Entry Emoji

โ›” No Entry Emoji

If you’ve ever wanted to tell someone to stay away and didn’t really have a polite phrase for it, โ›” is your answer.

โ›”is the perfect emoji for all the times you do not wish to be disturbed. And as a matter of fact, โ›” is quite versatile!

Text messages, social media statuses, stories, anything could use โ›” and mean only one thing.
Not now, not today.

Sleeping Face Emoji 1

๐Ÿ˜ด Sleeping Face Emoji

Compromising sleep is always a choice.
Read that again.

No one could ever force you to screw with your precious eight hours unless you want to. And what more could be the perfect DND sign if not for ๐Ÿ˜ด?

  • Gonna be out for a while? ๐Ÿ˜ด (now, it’s no one’s business to know, doing what, right?)
  • Please. Let’s leave work for work hours ๐Ÿ˜ด

๐Ÿ˜ด also has a couple of variants – ๐Ÿ›Œ Person in Bed, ๐Ÿ’ค Zzz, and ๐Ÿฅฑ Yawning emoji. It’s important to note that ๐Ÿฅฑ ought to be applied cautiously (could go really bad if wrongly used).

  • Gonna get some me time ๐Ÿฅฑ (yikes! you just called the other person boring! that’s why you gotta be cautious).
Face With Thermometer Emoji

๐Ÿค’ Face With Thermometer Emoji

Calling in sick is the best way to avoid socializing.

But you’re just being dishonest about things.
Not everyone’s going to get what you’re saying, Susan. It’s easier to be dishonest than to explain the truth to those who won’t get it.

It’s easy to say that you’re sick than explain why. Spare the why for the ones who care. ๐Ÿค’ is for the ones who’d doubt the reason.

  • Don’t think I can make it ๐Ÿค’
    Um. But it’s a group video call ๐Ÿคจ
    Exactly my point. I cannot make it ๐Ÿค’๐Ÿคจ
face in cloud

๐Ÿ˜ถโ€๐ŸŒซ Face in Clouds Emoji

Apart from being whimsical in one’s ideas and thoughts, ๐Ÿ˜ถโ€๐ŸŒซ could even suggest a sense of hiding (if not into one’s own fogged headspace, from the world at least).

So, if you’re not feeling it today, you could use ๐Ÿ˜ถโ€๐ŸŒซ to convey the same.

  • Yay! The weekend! What a wonderful time ๐Ÿ˜ถโ€๐ŸŒซ
  • Oh great. Another family gathering? How exciting ๐Ÿ˜ถโ€๐ŸŒซ
Video Game Emoji

๐ŸŽฎ Video Game Emoji

If you’re a gamer, this is your DND symbol.

You can have such individualized ‘Do Not Disturb’ signs for yourself. It’s alright if the “newbies” won’t get it. It’ll reach those who need it and can read it.

For instance, if you’re someone who goes for a swim to reconnect with yourself, ๐ŸŠโ€โ™€๏ธ Swimming or a ๐Ÿฉฑ Swimsuit could be your DND symbol. And if it’s yoga or meditation, you could use the ๐Ÿง˜ Lotus Position.

  • Not sure how long. ๐ŸŽฎ But I’ll deffo let you know.
  • DND ๐ŸŽฎ
Muted Speaker Emoji

๐Ÿ”‡ Muted Speaker Emoji

Nope. No interactions, discussions, or even small talk, please is the essence of ๐Ÿ”‡, which makes it a great DND symbol.

With symbols like ๐Ÿ”‡ and a ๐Ÿ”• Bell With Slash, it doesn’t matter if the message is thought to be ambiguous. There’s only one plausible interpretation, no humans, please.

Everyone needs a time-out. We all need undisturbed and uninterrupted time for ourselves and our priorities. Asking for that time out is not a crime, not a sin, and definitely should not be an offense.

In fact, chances are that the more you allow people the freedom to get some “me time”, the more you’re a favorite. And we hope this list puts into perspective the various symbols that could come to the rescue when you’re just not in the mood for people.