Outgoing introverts are counter intuitive. They’re predictably unpredictable. They’re talkative and fun, yet deep thinkers who enjoy alone time. Check out these seven signs to see if you can relate as an outgoing introvert:
1. You like the “idea” of going on adventures
The keyword there is idea. You don’t actually want to go on them. You think you want to go out and try something new and crazy….. but then realize you’d rather stay home and lounge. For example, you made plans with friends for a road trip in a few weeks. While making the plans, the idea sounded amazing and you were pumped! As it got closer, though, you started to think “why did I decide to do this?!”
As an outgoing introvert, you truly cherish your alone time (No, really. You get cranky if you don’t have enough). While you like the idea of boppin’ around town with friends all day, deep down you don’t understand how people can go, go, go without stopping!
2. You probably date people who are reserved and quiet
You may find yourself in a relationship with someone who “lets you do the talking” most of the time (especially at social events). You share all of your crazy thoughts and ideas with this person, and want to know all of theirs too (although it probably takes a little prodding).
3. You don’t like awkward silence
Who does, anyway? But truly, the outgoing introvert will come up with some question or prompt to get the conversation going when a group falls silent. You don’t care if you sound silly or weird because you simply want everyone around you to be included and enjoy themselves. Though you’re engaged and talkative in these circumstances, you rarely share in depth, personal matters with people who aren’t super close to you.
4. You’re probably on a career path that’s for “outgoing people.”
Public speakers, actors, musicians, fitness instructors, coaches, and teachers are some of the professions outgoing introverts have. You enjoy communicating, being in control and leading groups. This is one of the reasons people often consider you an extrovert. In your social life, though, you’d much rather lounge at home by yourself or with a few friends.
5. You want to shut down, but it’s not easy to do so
Even though you want to decompress, relax, and let go; it’s hard for you to turn your mind off. You might find yourself analyzing a situation at work, contemplating your next big idea, or stressing about what needs to get done. You have to actively tell your mind to quiet itself.
6. You don’t like being stuck
You love being with friends and family who are fun and make you laugh. But, when you’re ready to leave, you need to be able to. Outgoing introverts don’t like to be stuck somewhere (even if it’s an awesome place to be) because you like to have the option of leaving whenever you want. Knowing that you aren’t relying on anyone else to get you or take you home from an event is comforting. You’re able to enjoy yourself much easier this way.
7. You’re all in
When you connect with someone, you don’t take that for granted. You appreciate and value their relationship. You’re continually interested and let that person know through little gifts or frequent affirming words. You’ve probably said, “I love that we’ve met and now become such good friends!” or something along those lines.
8. You seek growth
As an outgoing introvert, you feel this innate pull to keep working on yourself. You try not to settle and are always looking for ways to improve yourself in your career, health, relationships or overall well-being. You probably seek out resources and aren’t afraid to make positive changes.
The coolest thing about outgoing introverts is their uniqueness. You’re not a one-size fits all type of personality.
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