Are you an introvert?
What’s that exactly? It’s just a term that covers those of us who are a little shy and quiet in social situations. Introverts prefer to stay in at home rather than go out and be the life and soul of the party. And there is nothing wrong with that, of course!
But would you rather be an extrovert sometimes? Extroverts are those people who are very chatty and love getting to know new people. Is that the kind of person who you’d like to be? Well, you don’t have to stay an introvert for your whole life. In fact, here are some great tips that can help you get out there and unleash your inner extrovert.
Envision Who You Want To Become
Do you have an idea of the type of extrovert who you want to eventually become? Maybe you just want to feel more comfortable talking to strangers and new people. Or perhaps you want to work on your confidence so that you can enjoy parties a bit more. Whatever your intended goal, it is important that you envision this person. By doing so, you then have a goal in mind and will find it easier to achieve.
This may sound a bit silly at first, but you will be surprised at how much it really helps you. You need to practise! You can do this on your own at home, for instance, by visualising a social situation and thinking about how you could react to possible conversation topics and think of icebreakers. You could go through these situations in your head mentally, or sit in front of the mirror and have a conversation with yourself! You should also set yourself targets to help you achieve your extrovert goals!
Meet New People
One reason why so many of us are introverts is that we don’t meet new people that often. As a result, we can easily get into a social rut and lose practice of how to talk to new people in social situations. So, the best way to be more outgoing is to simply start putting yourself into more social situations. There are loads of ways you can do this, from organising dates on dating sites to joining local clubs and societies. When you put yourself in these social situations, you will have to talk to people. And by doing so, you will naturally improve your people skills!
Find A New Social Group
Sometimes, our friends can hold us back, especially if they too are introverts like ourselves. That’s because introverts tend to stick together and partake in group activities that don’t involve going out there and meeting new people. You might find that you can become more of an extrovert if you change your social group and find extrovert friends. As these people will be naturally outgoing, they could help you overcome your confidence issues. That way, you will become more like them and will find it a lot easier to mix with people and chat to strangers.
Remember – it’s all about confidence!