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8 Signs You Are Possibly An Outgoing Introvert

8 Signs You Are Possibly An Outgoing Introvert

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?!”

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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).  

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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.  

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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.

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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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Last Updated on August 15, 2018

When You Start to Enjoy Being Single, These 12 Things Will Happen

When You Start to Enjoy Being Single, These 12 Things Will Happen

Being single can make you weary, especially if you didn't initiate a breakup, it could be easy to get carried away with reminiscing and what-if scenarios. Staying caught up in the past is toxic to your growth, however, and interferes with your ability to move forward. Single life can be self-actualizing and enjoyable, but you need to embrace it first. No matter where you are on your journey in coming to terms with being single, the following 12 fantastic things will happen when you accept it.

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1. You will be more focused.

    Once you start to treasure your new-found freedom, you will realize that taking time for yourself will show you what is most important in your life. Enjoying your single time will make what you want clearer and reveal which areas of your life you should build upon. Additionally, studies show that experiencing something alone results in our brain forming a more clear and longer lasting memory.

    2. You will be more active.

      Studies show that unmarried people are also more fit than their hitched counterparts. Let yourself welcome being single, and use this time to your benefit. You'll be more confident and in control when you do meet someone special.

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      3. You will be more likely to have high goals.

        Being single means you can't settle. In case someone who captures your heart comes along, you need to be at the top of your game. By embracing your time being single, you will be more able to pursue your goals and work towards a more complete, fulfilling future.

        4. You will be more creative.

          Spending time alone is also linked to an increase in creative thinking. Spending more time alone will force you to be a deeper thinker, and could lead you to solutions and projects you wouldn't have thought of otherwise.

          5. Your schedule will be your own.

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            Once you get past feeling lonely and realize how wonderful being single is, you will become aware of one of the best perks – your schedule is now completely your own. No longer do you need to have nights out approved, nor will long days at work get interrupted. Relax into loving your single life because nothing is quite as liberating as deciding every moment of your weekly schedule.

            6. You will likely save money.

              Dating is a great way to wave goodbye to all your hard earned cash. When you're with someone, there's nothing more important than impressing them, including your income. However, when the relationship fizzles, you realize how this tactic doesn't pay off. Not only are we more prone to spending when dating, married couples are more likely to have credit card debt than unmarried singles. So don't get depressed when you're eating cheap meals alone – it's really a form of investing in your future!

              7. You won't need to compromise on entertainment.

                Particularly if your significant other tends to have different tastes than you, being single can be a blessing. As soon as you can appreciate being single, you will realize how freeing it is to always watch exactly what you want. There is no longer any need to skimp on your favorite movies, plays, or TV shows that others don't appreciate.

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                8. You will have more time for your family.

                  Another thing you will realize once you learn to relish being single is you now have much more time for family. Especially when it comes to older relatives, time spent with them truly is precious. Make the most of your single time by reconnecting with family members in your life you may have been neglecting.

                  9. You have more time for your friends.

                    Once you start basking in your single glory, you will also find that you have more time for your friends. Not only will increased free time let you reconnect with friends you may have neglected while being half of a couple, studies also show that married people have much weaker social lives than those who are unmarried.

                    10. You will find new haunts in your city.

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                      Once you start to enjoy your single life again you will also find that you have plenty of time to rediscover your city. Where relationships see us fall into the same habit of favorite spots to drink, eat, or dance, when you're on your own you will naturally start to explore fresh venues again.

                      11. You'll find more interests.

                        Similarly, enjoying your time being single will give you more time to consider new hobbies and interests. Instead of repeating the same go-to dates, you can now freely explore activities that really make you passionate.

                        12. You will be more aware of what you want.

                          Ultimately, taking time to ourselves is an important ingredient in discovering what type of person is our ideal match, or what career we can happily commit to. By delighting in your uninhibited life, you are more able to experiment and thereby find out what works for you and what doesn't. Don't look at being single as a drawback, since learning more about yourself and finding out what makes you tick are crucial in forming balanced, healthy relationships in the future.

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