Advice for Extroverts, Introverts, and Everything in Between

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Advice for Extroverts, Introverts, and Everything in Between

Andrew Hammond

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Introverts and extroverts are like a two sides of a coin: they’re vastly different from each other, yet they coexist in (not-so-perfect) harmony. On one hand, you have the social-butterfly extroverts who love to talk to people and make friends, and on the other you have the not-so-social introverts who would rather go to the library, and in the slim center you have the ambiverts, who are a blend of both. Since most people can identify with one of these three groups, let’s talk about advice for them:

For Extroverts:

  • If you want to have some kind of relationship with an introvert, you need to understand that they’re probably going to want some space. If they don’t want to hang out all the time, that does not mean they hate you, so don’t freak out. Keep calm, wait it out, and eventually they’ll open up.
  • Do not, I repeat, DO NOT force introverts to hang out with you! They will not learn to like you, you will simply make them hate you, and that isn’t good.
  • I’m not stereotyping extroverts, but I just wanted to add this in: don’t get involved in all the drama. Drama may be enticing, but it could just really hurt you and others. Don’t do it!

For Introverts:

  • You need to make friends! If you don’t you will not be able to survive for very long! Make some friends, and then make some more! THEY ARE GOOD!
  • Don’t always push people away. Yes, sometimes those people can be annoying, but it’s okay if they want to be friends with you.
  • I’m not stereotyping introverts or anything, but generally they have a fixed mindset of opinions. Try to keep an open mind, don’t be stupid.

Ambiverts

  • Know your limits to social interactions. It’s generally easier for introverts and extroverts to learn their limits, and it’s probably best if you learn them too. You know, so you don’t have a mental breakdown sooner or later.
  • And….that’s about it. I don’t know a ton about these people, so just don’t be horrible and be nice!

So, all of these people exist, try to be considerate of them, and let people socialize with who they want.

Which are you?

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