Are you tired of sitting alone at parties and hiding from large groups of people? Do you wish to be outgoing and the life of parties? If the answer is yes, this article is your go-to guide to becoming an extrovert!
Nobody is entirely introverted or extroverted. In fact, most people lie in the middle with traits of both personalities. While there are countless benefits of being introverted, you sometimes just have to embrace the extrovert within you. It will enable you to make new friends, engage in conversations and live openly. This guide will make your journey to becoming an extrovert easier!
There is perhaps no better way to maintain conversations than asking questions –be it with a stranger or a loved one. It shows that you’re genuinely interested in the other person’s life and care about their wellbeing. If you ask the right things, you may just end up making a lifelong friend!
It is okay to be confused about which questions to ask. Just go with the flow of the conversation and ask questions as they come up. If you’re struggling, a simple “how are you” never fails!
Yes, you can become extroverted just by smiling! Non-verbal gestures are far more powerful than we give them credit for.
Smiling will make your vibe more approachable and friendly, hence, encouraging strangers to initiate conversations with you. Plus, people associate smiling with happiness. This will cause your friends and family to loosen up and share any personal matters they would otherwise keep private. Practice smiling in your classes, workplace or even the street and see if you notice a difference.
Try saying yes more:
The next time your colleague asks to grab drinks after work, say yes! In fact, challenge yourself and say yes to any invites you receive for some time –be it a week or a month, whatever you’re comfortable with. You will be forcing your inner extrovert to be more active when you force yourself into these new situations. However, take a step back if it gets overwhelming and shorten the period in which you only say yes.
Allow yourself to recharge:
If you ever feel like your social battery is running out, allow yourself to recharge! Maybe you’ve been to more parties, weddings and workplace events than usual to be more socially active. However, you now feel drained and want to quit on this quest to be extroverted. But, don’t quit just yet and give yourself downtime before starting again.
Put yourself first:
If there’s just one takeaway from this article, let it be this: plan ahead. If you know you have a socially hectic schedule the following week, take downtime beforehand.
Remember that you’re doing this for yourself. Don’t overwhelm yourself with unattainable goals; if you do so, you’re setting yourself up for failure!