You’ve just started a new job, it’s your first year of college away from home, or you’ve joined a new group in your community and it’s just you in the middle of the room by yourself. You know no one and are feeling very self conscious and scared; you want to make new friends. Getting to know new people can be one of the most exciting moments of your life, but it can also be one of the scariest moments. It all depends on how you react to the situation and introvert vs extrovert factor can contribute to you making new friends.
Extroverts are people who are expressive and outgoing people whereas introverts are reserved and shy. It doesn’t matter which -vert you are. You can still make friends and have wonderful relationships with those people. Let’s take those two different kinds of people and put them into situations where they can effectively make friends.
The Introvert: The one place I would advice you not to go to make new friends is a large concert. It’s loud and there are tons and tons of people there. How could people hear your voice? For the introvert, I would advice somewhere quiet, just like you. Try a small coffee shop, library, or a even a yoga or Pilates class. When I think of those places I think of peace and that is a great, for anyone, place to make friends.
The Extrovert: You are expressive and outgoing and all about being loud with yourself. For the extrovert I think going to a dance club, bar, concert, or even a creative art class would be great for you to make new friends. Going to a creative art class might seem odd, but it gives you a way to show off your personality and talk about what inspires your buzzing personality.
Not just an introvert or extrovert, but an extroverted introvert or introverted extrovert? Then you can try any of these fun situations to make friends. However you see yourself, there are millions of opportunities to make friends and begin life long relationships. Whether you are an extrovert or introvert, always have courage to put yourself out there.