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5 Reasons to Surround Yourself with Extroverts

What’s the first word that you associate with extroverts? Loud? Party animal? Attention-seeking? Similar to the many myths and stereotypes introverts face, extroverts struggle with their own fair share of stigma. It’s important to understand that no two extroverts are alike. Just like how not all introverts are shy, not all extroverts are obnoxious party people. There’s more to them than what you see on the surface. Psych2Go shares with you 5 reason to surround yourself with extroverts:

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1. Their enthusiastic nature turns your bad days around.

If you tend to ruminate over what went wrong or frequently worry about the future, extroverts can remind you to focus on the present. They make it easier for you to remember what you have and be grateful for the positive aspects of your life. Their upbeat nature can be explained through their biological makeup.

According to research, extroverts are wired to be natural enthusiasts because their dopamine system associates new environments and experiences with rewards. This helps them live in the moment that gives them the instant gratification they enjoy so much. When you surround yourself with extroverts, they remind you to get out of your head space and enjoy the simple pleasures in life as they come.

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2. They can introduce you to new faces and make networking easier.

Their friendly, charming disposition helps them make friends in no time! As a result, their friend circle grows rapidly and they’re often recognized in their workplace that helps them get far in life. When you build strong connections with extroverts, they will introduce you to their friends. This may work in your favor, because who knows? They might just act as your matchmaker and introduce you to your potential soul mate. This also works beneficially for you in the business sector because they can help you land your dream job if they know someone who is hiring. In this case, the idea of the more, the merrier is pertinent.

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3. Their curiosity can be contagious, and together, you can explore the world for all its possibilities.

Extroverts are naturally curious about the world and people. Constantly seeking knowledge and new experiences, their passion to explore can easily bring forth many opportunities for you to learn. This works especially in your favor if you have a desire to master new skills and a natural inclination to absorb new information. When you strongly connect with like-minded extroverts, you can seek answers together. Why study alone when you can combine two brilliant minds and share thought-provoking insights together?

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4. There’s rarely a boring moment with them.

Extroverts get their energy by socializing and interacting with people and stimulating environments. Even if they aren’t your typical party people, you can still bet that their weekend plans are filled with interesting activities. When extroverts invite you to hang out with them, be prepared to have the time of your life! Research from the American Psychological Association shows that when people act more outgoing, they feel happier. So, when you’re surrounded by extroverts who are naturally outgoing and energetic, even if you don’t exude those same behaviors, you’re still exposing yourself to that happiness, which is beneficial to your well-being.

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5. Their natural ability to speak their minds and tackle challenges encourages you to open up.

You can always count on an extrovert to express their thoughts and feelings. They don’t hold back, which is an admirable trait. Not only are they more naturally expressive, but they also take pleasure in problem-solving. This is because extroverts feel motivated when they have challenges to work with. They are stimulated by difficult situations.

Instead of being intimidated by hard work, they welcome it. When you hang out with extroverts, being exposed by that kind of inspiring outlook and energy can influence you to open up about your own thoughts and feelings. They can also remind you to keep going, despite the obstacles you are facing, to turn your dreams into a reality.

What do you like about being around extroverts? Psych2Go would love to hear your thoughts! Please be sure to leave a comment down below!

 

If you enjoyed this article, you may also like The 4 Types of Extroverts from Psych2Go.

 

References:

Fleeson, W., Malanos, A. B., & Achille, N. M. (2002). An intraindividual process approach to the relationship between extraversion and positive affect: Is acting extraverted as “good” as being extraverted? Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 83(6), 1409-1422.

Ghose, T. (2013, June 13). Why Extroverts Like Parties and Introverts Avoid Crowds. Live Science. Retrieved November 9, 2017.

Holmes, L. (2015, September 29). 11 Reasons To Be Proud You’re An Extrovert. HuffPost. Retrieved November 9, 2017.

Mehta, A. (2014, January 9). Benefits Of Being An Extrovert. Bold Sky. Retrieved November 9, 2017.

Catherine Huang
Catherine Huang graduated from the University of Rhode Island with a BA in English. She has a penchant for storytelling, ramen, and psychology. Catherine is a writer for Psych2Go and looks forward to reaching out to its growing community, hoping to encourage others to tap into self-examination and confront life's challenges head on with the most difficult questions.

3 Comments

  1. Great article! I love how the core message of this article focuses on using the differences between introverts and extroverts to create positive connections. Befriending extroverts and vice versa can help strengthen weaknesses and broaden perspectives.

    If it’s not too personal, what’s the most memorable thing your extroverted friends have helped you work through?

    1. Hi Valencia, thanks so much for reading. =) And not too personal at all! Hm, I don’t have too many extroverted friends, but the ones who I do associate with on a regular basis remind me not to take myself too seriously. I spend a lot of time in my head a lot, and when my own thoughts and concerns are weighing me down, I can be incredibly self-absorbed, aha. Surrounding myself with people who are great at staying in the present really motivates me to laugh at myself and situations that have affected me negatively. Thanks so much for asking such a great question! I hope you have a great day! =)

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