Is it possible to become less introverted?
Introverts are wired differently. We literally have a different sensory experience. We take everything in and process it all. Everyone does and but introverted brains are just a bit EXTRA(ordinary. Y’all are seen and heard and loved😉)
Some of us (like me) weren’t socialized well because we found being around people so draining and uncomfortable (it’s not personal). Going from homeschool then college, that made things very difficult for me as far as making friends, networking, and getting jobs. I’ve learned though, mostly through jobs I was able to get that had nothing to do with my degree and my friends. Everyone should work some form of customer service for the character development.
I learned emotional intelligence, boundaries (still working on it), some science, and other ways to support me. I rest when I need to, created a job that’s fun for me, try to eat better, and strengthen my body. I started listening to sounds to help me relax and feel better. That has led me to a research rabbit hole about sound, sound theory, sound healing, frequencies, and how those things affect our body.
Basically, I’m checking the vibes. Everything is vibrating all the time at different frequencies. What does that have to do with being an introvert? I honestly don’t know, but if I come up with a theory, I’ll write a book about it and tell you.
But I have a friend who used it during a huge networking event, and she said she felt like an extrovert. She was just out there talking to people, making connections, and having fun.
Imagine that. Imagine being at an event or a party with people — more than your five most tolerable friends. And enjoying it.
Without the low-grade anxiety and internal monologue of,
“I hope this is going well. Oh, I think I made that weird. Why do they suddenly seem offended? Where is a quiet bathroom stall I can hide in? Can I leave now?”
I know I’m not the only one who has thought that. I’m not the only one who wishes that making connections with people didn’t feel so hard.
Growth is one of my core values. I want to grow as a person. I want to grow my business. I wouldn’t have been able to do either to this point without people so I’ll need people more in the future. And I want them to need me. I want to be a resource. I want to be available.
So that means talking to people.
Engagement and connection online and in person.
(And not counting down until I can drive away and huddle in my fuzzy blankets at home.)
Not because I dislike myself or being an introvert. I love me a ton, and being an introvert is awesome. I mean that I just want social interaction not to feel so difficult. And I don’t believe that has to be a “symptom” of being an introvert.
The game-changer tool my friend used is the self care upgrade I’m interested in getting. Becoming less introverted isn’t the only thing it could help with, and I’m excited to see how else it can help me. You can get $100 off with my code CJ100 if you decide you want to try it after you have a look here.