There is nothing wrong with being an introvert or being an ISTJ personality of the Meyers Briggs type indicator chart. The problem with being an introvert, however, is that it tends to get lonely. Some people want to break out of their shells more and have deeper friendships and more fun in general.
If you are feeling that way then it takes being proactive to do something about it. You don’t have to change who you are as a person. You just need to be able to change some of your habits and evaluate what you want out of life. If you feel like being an introvert is holding you back in life then you’ll need some advice. In this article, we will go over some ways that you can get more active and outgoing as an introvert.
1 – Get playful
A great way to get more active and outgoing is to find some interests that you can pursue with others. Games, sports, and hobbies are fantastic ways to do this. For instance, if you already like sports then you can join an adult league and actually play the sport. This will put you in contact with others who enjoy the same thing you do.
If you aren’t interested in playing, then joining a fantasy sports league is a good way to geek out over the sport with other fans. If you aren’t sure if you will like it then you can join one of the many daily fantasy sports leagues that begin and end on the same day so you aren’t committed to a full season.
There are also many pubs and coffee shops that host board game nights so you can socialize without the pressure to tell too much about yourself. You can still be introverted and play things like Dungeons and Dragons, or Risk once in a while.
2 – Hang out with an extrovert
The key feature of extroverts is that they enjoy being the center of attention. In fact, they can talk about themselves for hours. If you struggle to find something to say or would rather keep some things to yourself, then hanging out with an extrovert is ideal.
There will never be any uncomfortable silences where you feel the need to say something but struggle thinking of something to say. These people will make sure there is no dead air and have no trouble keeping the conversation going.
3 – Get a dog
A dog is an ideal companion. They love you unconditionally and are never going to challenge you to be something that you’re not. The problem is that a dog won’t get you out of your shell.
What can make it happen is meeting other dog owners who will have something in common with you. The love of dogs is a great unifier and you will be taking your dog to parks where you will meet other owners. This makes for a great, no-pressure way to meet new people.