The Social Bug Series: An Introvert’s Guide to Being More Social

I am an unmitigated social disaster. Every time I find myself in a social situation, I thank God for my mother and younger brother (who are quintessential extrovert social bugs) because their flair for social interaction allows me to just sit in a corner smiling at people as they chat on about whatever people chat about (Haha!). Meanwhile, in my mind, I am itching to ask the person in front of me, “You wanna just sit here in silence staring into space or, I don’t know, reading separate books?” How cool would it be if someone said yes? Just one time. Sweet, sweet arrangement.

Anyway, if you are anything like me, you know that not being naturally social can impede certain areas of your life. Don’t get me wrong; I love being an introvert, living in my head (it is such a riot up there) and just soaking in life from a distance. But it can sometimes get in the way of networking, making friends, interacting with family (as one has to do at least once a year), and even dating.

So, for the next few weeks, we will go through everything you need to know to become just a tad more social. Call it the Introvert’s Guide to Being a Social Butterfly. Remember, we are not trying to turn ourselves into extroverts (no offence, literally everyone I know), just giving ourselves some tools to flourish in a very loud world. You ready? I’m super excited.

If you are new to our introvert page and do not know where you fall on the introvert-extrovert spectrum, check out our earlier posts on Who Is an Introvert: Your Guide to Introversion, 14 Signs You Are an Introvert, 7 Common Misconceptions About Introverts, and Owning Spaces. But you can join us even if you are not a child of the quiet (still workshopping that title, suggestions?). There is lots of fun to be had in exploring our personalities and how they affect our lives. I promise.

To my fellow introverts, you rock. Who you are is beautiful.

Let’s go!

Photo by Jed Villejo on Unsplash


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