you might have heard this from one of your introverted friends
We recently posted an article on being an introvert. So, it should come as no surprise that there would be one soon-to-follow about their rival: the extrovert. Without further ado, here are 10 signs you’re an extrovert.
#1. You’re a leader
this gal is among famous extroverts
Extroverts have a natural tendency to step into leadership roles and to get things done. People who are extroverts are big “doers” and often tend to see the big picture, so they often just jump right in. These folks are the ones who step up to lead a group project.
#2. Being alone actually saps your energy
Being alone might make you feel anxious. For many extroverts, being alone can be energy-draining. If you feel more tired and lethargic when you’re by yourself you might be an extrovert.
#3. …But being around people energizes you
The difference between introverts and extroverts is that extroverts actually “feed off” of others for their energy. People who are extroverted feel charged up by hanging out with friends or simply being around another person. To the extrovert, just being around of others can most literally be like a jolt of caffeine.
#4. ^^Because of this, people think you’re “needy”
Another sign that you’re an extrovert is that you need to be around people a lot. Social interaction and connecting with other humans is what you thrive on. Because extroverts get energy from people, they crave social settings; extroverts are at-home at parties and group outings. Whereas others tend to feel anxious in crowded situations, to the extrovert, the more people, the better because that means a larger energy source.
#5. You’re a “take charge” kind of person
Extroverts are love spontaneity and can easily “go with the flow” however, because you’re a natural born leader, you like to take charge. When it comes to planning something, you really plan it. Go to your extroverted friends when you want help planning a birthday party, shower, or road trip.
#6. You’re a Chatty McChatterson
Extroverts can talk till they’re blue in the face. And, they will talk to anyone – the cashier in the grocery store, fellow shoppers in the grocery store, random strangers they pass on the street – anyone. Also, extroverts tend to be of the loud-talking variety.
#7. You sometimes scare people with your presence
Extroverts show up big – they are loud and their energy is, at times, overwhelming. You might be an extrovert if you tend to get carried away at times (who am I kidding, pretty much ALL the time). Extroverts can be easily and overly excited and friendly, which can be intimidating to new people and to – ahem – introverts. The extroverted personality type can sometimes rub people the wrong way or come off as fake.
#8. You don’t have a filter
Another sign that you’re an extrovert is if you have a tendency to blurt out your thoughts about something or someone before you actually think them through in an orderly fashion. If you’ve ever been accused of being impulsive and/or “too honest” – whatever that means, you could be an extrovert.
#9. The thought of being silent seems exhausting
You want to do yoga or meditate, and you want to be into doing those sorts of things but, it just seems like way too much work for you to be able to sit still and be quiet for any length of time. Plus, there’s that whole being alone thing (see #2).
#10. People expect you to always be “on”
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Because you are almost always the life of the party, people just expect you to be that all. the. time. Although rare, sometimes extroverts just want to chill out and not be in the spotlight.
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