6 Ways To Tell Whether You’re An Outgoing Introvert Or Not
There are extroverts, introverts and then there’s you, somewhere perfectly in between.
You can talk up storms and hold interesting conversations quite easily, but not without being somewhat mentally exhausted afterwards. Going out into public can sometimes be seen as punishment if you haven’t mentally prepared for it. Then there are times when going out is all you want to do because seemingly, your four walls have become a bore.
Your friends value your time and input, but responding to texts and calls can sometimes be a chore so there are days when you ‘forget’ to charge your phone and instead, spend the day recharging yourself.
You’re the type of person who gives it their all, or nothing at all. So naturally you’ve become quite picky with the things you spend time and energy on. Your deepest, most sincere want in life is for people to understand you and the way your inner cogwheels turn.
I say this because I myself am an introverted extrovert, and it has taken me years to pinpoint the things that make me, me.
I’m often seen as an extrovert, so sometimes I get treated like one, but actually, I’m somewhere in between.
I find myself trying to figure out whether I’m an introvert or an extrovert and in so, have pinpointed 6 ways in which I was able to recognize my extroverted introvert nature.
1. You’re Not Anti-Social, You’re Selectively Social
You like to know who’s going to be at the social gathering because you have realized that your time and energy is precious and should not be spent with people who have no value to add to any situation.
You can be the life of the party, or you can be a total downer who just wants to go home. It’s all dependant on your surrounding. You know what you enjoy and what you don’t.
2. Small Talk Isn’t Your Strongest Point
Small talk scares you, what happens after “I’m good too thank you”… Most of the time people runway when you start to talk about anything that’s not related to the weather, hair, fashion or partying and that’s because depth scares them.
Let’s talk about aliens, science, politics etc. If you’re going to engage in a conversation with someone it better be mind-blowing or you’re not interested.
3. You’re Easily Mistaken For An Extrovert
People call you an extrovert all the time and that’s because most of the time you have a bubbly personality, but you’re human, so you also have an array of emotions which you prefer to experience in the comfort of your own home.
You’re deep and see the world differently to that of pure introverts and extroverts and this is why you prefer to be not be labeled as either or, instead you enjoy living life on the edge, perfectly between the two because, balance is key.
4. If You’re Comfortable, You Are The Life Of The Party
Making the best out of social situations is your forte, if the conditions are right! You have no problem being the center of attention if and when the time calls for it. However, if you’re surrounded by pessimists and downers you choose to keep that side of yourself hidden. Only the best deserve the best, and you’d much rather prefer going home full of energy than going home feeling drained of all your energy just because you had to be the light in a not so bright place.
5. You Enjoy Making The People You Feel Comfortable
You’ve been called an excellent host because you do your utmost to make those around you feel comfortable, welcomed and included. This is because you know what it’s like to be the odd one out and to feel like you just don’t fit in.
However, sometimes it’s quite draining because some people need a lot of TLC and attention in social situations, especially if they don’t know how to do it themselves.
6. Your Intuition Is Almost Never Wrong
One of the reasons why people find it so easy to get along with you is because you can see through fake “I’m fines” and can tell whether something is wrong. You find it particularly easy to spot whether someone is not being their usual self.
Being an introverted extrovert is something very rare and special.
You are most likely are the light in many people’s lives and a very dear friend to many.