“Sorry, got some work. Can’t make it to the party. ”
“I’m really busy. Can we meet next weekend? ”
“I shouldn’t be here. I have to leave now.”
“This shop is too crowded for me.”
Ever spoken some of these words? Awesome! Join the club. Yeah…I know what you’re thinking. “What’s awesome in this?” Everything is awesome about this so called world of INTROVERTS. You probably aren’t reading this to know what you already know so, let’s prove you wrong (though most people don’t really like it). I swear I am not drunk. This article IS for you.
In a world with 7,577,130,400 humans, belonging to a group which contains only 25-40% of people is awesome (fortunately, the irritating ones aren’t included). Not having to go to a party to celebrate is awesome. Not requiring a lot of things for happiness is awesome. Not needing anyone else to spend your time with is not only awesome but also mind blowing.
By the way, two of above mentioned excuses are my favourite. You got it right. You are reading an article on how to get rid of introvercy written by an introvert herself. Let me tell you why, because this article includes personal experience which you won’t find anywhere. I mean, what’s even the point of it being written by an extrovert? It is as connatural as existence of humans and aliens together. If you are thinking why I’m still an introvert, enlightening you on how not to be one, keep reading. “Patience is bitter but its fruit is sweet”, dear.
Here I am, presenting before you, tips on how to remove the introvert tag and join exposed world of extroverts-
• Ask yourself if change is what you want. No one can stop you if YOU permit yourself for it.
• Develop a confident body language.
• Practice eye contact. Dare yourself to look into the eyes of at least three strangers daily. Increase the count once you develop the habit.
• Try changing your company. Hanging out with people you want to become like works best. If you can’t do that, follow them on social media.
• Make use of every opportunity you get, however small it may be. Speak up. Tell others you do care.
• Know that you have no less knowledge than others. Student, employee, housewife, whatever you are, try putting your points in front of others.
• Stop saying “NO”. Be open to social meet ups and dynamic lifestyle.
Just reading is not enough. Remember, “No one will believe in you unless you do.” It all depends on how bad you want it. Ask yourself, “What would you do if you weren’t afraid?” Keep practicing. Do it for yourself and no one else. Results will follow.
Why I didn’t change my habits?
I love being how I am. The qualities an introvert has can never be found in an extrovert. The reverse isn’t true. Whatever you do, never let your old self die. Be yourself. Don’t seek satisfaction elsewhere.