Introverts and extroverts generate and expend their energy in opposite ways. For an introvert, groups, group activities, and being around lots of people is draining. They tend to isolate and do independent activities in order to generate energy which they expel when they are with other people. Extroverts, on the other hand, thrive and need the company of other people to build up their energy levels.
As a matter of fact, isolation for an extrovert can cause anxiety and depression if they are unable to connect with groups of people and re-energize. That’s why the key to an extrovert lifestyle is group activities.
There are many ways for extroverts to plug into group settings and engage with people. Being a part of a group whether on or off-duty can be an invigorating way to meet new friends, try new things, and generate more energy. Here’s some ideas for finding great groups-
Volunteering to participate in activities that support causes you love can help you meet new people and get energized. If you’ve been isolated for a while, finding a tribe of like-minded people working towards a common feel-good goal might be just what you need to get excited about life.
Online group organizers like Meetup.com can be an excellent way to find live meetings or activities for things you love to do. From cooking to painting to hiking and biking, meetup groups are filled with people eager to do activities together and looking to make new friends.
You don’t have to be a professional teacher to teach in your community. Outside of formal education, there are plenty of areas where your expertise can be of use. Offer to teach something you excel at with a group that is ready and willing to learn what you have to offer.
You don’t have to be part of a formalized group to meet people and have fun. Pay attention to activities in your area. Social media often lists events happening close to you. Head out with a friend or two and actively looking to connect with people enjoying activities you have in common.
Extroverts need people to feel energized and connected to their community. Group activities are a surefire way to engage and revive your energy if you feel like you’re bored and lonely. Get out there and connect with people doing things you love and looking for new connections.