Chances are, you already know you’re an extrovert. Who knows us better than we know ourselves? Just because you know you’re an extrovert doesn’t mean that you know everything that entails. For instance, did you know that extroverts are natural leaders? Or that others see them as open and approachable? Psych2Go would like to offer you this list of traits you’ll find in an extrovert. Hopefully by the end of it you will have a new insight into extroverts, or even about yourself.
1. You like social gatherings
Being around people gives you energy. You enjoy the hustle and bustle of socializing with a large group and even like being the center of attention at times. You not only like going to social events, you like throwing them as well. They don’t have to be huge parties with a celebrity studded guest list for you to have fun though. You can be happy just catching a drink and a movie with friends on your couch.
2. You love a good conversation
You like talking, it’s usually that simple. You enjoy talking with friends, family, coworkers, or even the bag boy at the grocery store. You don’t have to have in depth or philosophical conversations to have fun, just a good talking partner. You also like to talk with people from all different backgrounds and experiences. Most introverts enjoy meeting new people so what better way to do that than by striking up a conversation with them?
3. You are described as friendly and approachable
Because you love talking to other people so much you might find yourself with the above description. Making connections with other people comes easily to you, and other’s notice it as well. You may find that people find you easy to talk to, especially when they have a problem. They know that you will listen and offer any advice you have while also making them feel welcome and comfortable. This part of your personality plays well with your love of social gatherings. Being inviting helps people want to be around you more too.
4. You have a large group of friends
Extroverts love to talk and hang out. So, what better way to do that than to have a large group of friends? There is a likelihood that your friend group is varied in personality and diversity. You like to surround yourself with people who share similar goals and interests as yourself. You also like to talk about those goals and interests with them. You might have some friends who are extroverts, some that are introverts, and those that fall in between.
5. You like to talk it out
If there is a problem that needs solving, you prefer to talk it out. Looking for a solution to a problem can be daunting but you don’t mind taking the time to talk out all of the options. Much like being around other people, talking helps you to feel energized and ready for the next task. You may not even have an exact problem. In fact, it may just be that you need to express your feelings about your day once you are home. This comes in handy when you have a large group of friends by the way. There is always someone you can call who can help you talk out a problem or just listen to how your day was.
6. You don’t shy away from new experiences
It’s Friday night and your friends want to go to the new club two towns over, you’re totally came. Your best friend wants to spend the summer at an abroad program in Greece and you’d like to go too. You decide to ask that coworker out that has been asking you to lunch for the last week. All of these scenarios add up to one thing, the opportunity for a new experience. They may be small or large but either way, you’re happy to be along for the ride. Trying new things and meeting new people makes you happy in a way that most other things can’t.
7. You’re bored when you’re alone
Extroverts need social interactions to feel energized so being alone for too long can really drag on you. You understand that not everyone can hang out or talk when you want to so you may find ways around that. Social media might be a big part of your life and daily routine because of this. You may find yourself on Twitter or Facebook throughout the day because you are craving a connection with others. This is all well and good as long as you don’t get sucked into it too much and forgo interacting with people in the real world.
8. You’re a natural born leader
Extroverts can be apprehensive about being in charge but that isn’t often. You probably have a “take charge” personality which fits in here as well. Mix this with your love of talking and readiness to meet new people and it’s hard to see why you wouldn’t make a fine boss. At least in theory that is. Just because you could make a good leader doesn’t mean that you would actually want to job. It’s the same as with an introvert wanting to be in the lead. Just because we are expected enjoy something doesn’t mean we will. For the most part though, you are good at taking the lead and delegating work to others.
9. You speak your mind
You are not afraid to speak your mind. Some people might even say that you lack a filter because it seems like whatever pops into your head comes out your mouth. This isn’t always a bad thing, not by a long shot. Being outspoken can actually be your friend, given the correct circumstances. Speaking your mind is also something that will help others see you as open and honest. It might also be a trait that makes you seem more approachable or at the very least, be extremely interesting to talk to.
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Other reading from Psych2Go:
Cherry, Kendra. “5 Signs You Might Be an Extrovert.” Verywell, Very Well, 30 Oct. 2017, www.verywell.com/signs-you-are-an-extrovert-2795426. Retrieved November 8, 2017
ListAKA. “12 Signs That You Are an Outgoing Extrovert.” Listaka, ListAKA, 21 May 2017, listaka.com/12-signs-outgoing-extrovert/. Retrieved November 8, 2017
Wolff, Carina. “8 Weird Signs You Might Be An Extrovert Without Realizing It.” Bustle, Bustle, 28 Oct. 2016, www.bustle.com/articles/191962-8-weird-signs-you-might-be-an-extrovert-without-realizing-it. Retrieved November 8, 2017