Are you an extrovert or an introvert? Or maybe you’re a good mix of both personalities?
It’s not always easy to figure out where you fall on the personality spectrum.
Here’s the deal: Most people do not fall completely into one personality category, which means many of us may have tendencies of both.
But while personalities can be quite fluid, some habits may indicate you’re more extroverted than you may believe.
Check them out on this list. It may help you to dig deeper into your personality and learn more about yourself.
Let’s start with this first habit….
1) You spend a lot of time talking
Sometimes, you just can’t stop talking. Making conversations (and keeping them going) comes naturally to you.
You’ve mastered the art of small talk. You’re the type who can easily strike up a conversation with anyone, even someone you’ve just met.
You’re not afraid to say what you think and feel. And more often than not, you may expect others to be as clear and straightforward as you are.
You don’t really like long pauses or silences, and you often find yourself filling in the gaps by speaking more.
And it doesn’t stop there: You like to think out loud, which means you solve problems and reflect on issues by verbalizing your ideas with family and friends.
2) You love being around other people
Do you get a lot of energy from interacting with people? Do you have no problem with being the center of attention in large social groups?
Do you feel uncomfortable being alone for long periods?
If so, then you might be more extroverted than you realize. The more, the merrier, right?
A typical day for you would include socializing, which may mean spending time with family and friends.
You’re the type who would want to meet up for drinks or go out to dinner with friends after a long day of work.
You may also find yourself regularly seeking out parties, group outings, and other social events.
3) You make friends easily
You’re always dubbed the ‘friendly’ and ‘approachable’ one. You’re not afraid to make the first move.
When you leave a room, you’ve managed to become friends with every person you’ve talked to.
If this is you, then you might actually be an extrovert. You find it easy to get along with people from all walks of life.
In other words, you’re very open and communicative with people of different interests, hobbies, personalities, etc.
No wonder you have a wide circle of friends and you keep expanding your social connections.
4) You’d rather work in a group than independently
You’re a natural team player. Your ideal working environment is a happy, creative, and collaborative one — where people feel free to share their ideas and engage one another.
A lot of people often see you as a good leader because you’re proactive. You come up with good decisions because you always consider the opinions and insights of your teammates.
When there’s a problem in your team, you’re usually the first to offer support.
5) You take risks
Do people find you a little too daring? Do you often find yourself jumping right in, even though you’re not quite sure what will happen and how you’ll react?
If you don’t allow fear to stop you from trying new things, you may be more extroverted than you think.
You don’t prefer routine and predictability. By embracing change and stepping out of your comfort zone, you gain new insights, boost your confidence, and reach peak performance.
This brings me to my next point….
6) You seek new experiences
You crave complex, and at times crazy, experiences because it makes you feel more alive.
Nothing excites you more than the thrill of exploring new environments, meeting new people, and trying new activities.
If you’re a sensation seeker, you may be more extroverted than you believe.
For you, the possibilities are endless when it comes to trying something new. You’re all for learning new skills, broadening your horizons, and being spontaneous.
7) You can be impulsive
You have plenty of those spur-of-the-moment decisions. You try your best to consider all the pros and cons of a given situation, but you still find yourself making quick choices.
If you find that you’re a bit impulsive, it might mean you have extroverted tendencies. These habits may include….
- Excessive spending or shopping sprees
- Getting easily distracted
- Saying things you don’t mean
8) You open up to others
You believe that there is strength in vulnerability.
You’re an emotional communicator, which means you can freely and comfortably open up about your thoughts and feelings — including your desires, motivations, stresses, frustrations, insecurities, and fears — to others.
You’re not afraid to present your true self to someone — all the good and the bad — because you’re pretty secure in yourself.
9) You ask for help
This goes back to our earlier point about how extroverts do not have a hard time opening up.
When you can admit your shortcomings, your weaknesses, and your vulnerability, then you may be more extroverted than you realize.
You understand that there are many times when you can’t do it all alone. You don’t think twice about reaching out to your support network of family and friends when you need help.
You’re very specific about what you need, and you invite others to find solutions and help you work through your ideas.
It’s important to remember that no personality type is better than the other.
Every individual is unique in their own way.
It all boils down to having a deeper appreciation and understanding of the similarities and differences between personalities.
We may find that these personalities are more similar than we imagined.
And the best part? We can use these insights to build better relationships with ourselves and with others.