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    Default Becoming more Extroverted? How?

    Hi guys!


    Is there any confirmed working way of conditioning yourself to become more extroverted?

    I am under the assumption that e.g. participating in something that requires quick thinking like sports and first person shooter video games, should be able to condition you to use you senses more, instead of intuition.

    Now I am looking for a similar way of becoming even more extroverted, besides just going out and meeting people. Any suggestions? :-)

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    Become a 24/7 drunk, that also does cocaine. You should be fine. Really.

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    replace coke with alcohol and you have my life the past three years.
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    if youre desiring to be more extraverted i think you already are at least kind of extraverted.

    yeah, i came up with that before i opened the thread and read your type.

    you're already the extravert you need/want to be. if people dont like you you're probably a jerk or immature... or they are.

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    Go hang out with people. Problem solved!

    EDIT: I hang out with people on fairly regular occasions, and despite this fact, I remain an introvert today. However.. that's okay. You can talk to people and be around them without worrying about whether it's draining you or fulfilling your need for energy. Just do what you do.
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    I've managed to do it to a degree. I used to be a lot more withdrawn and reserved but I'm a lot more outgoing and talkative around strangers.

    I kinda threw myself in the deep in end as much as possible, presenting myself with challenges and trying to tackle them. I went to a university further away rather than living at home and going to the local one. I moved into the halls of residence and really tried my best to be sociable. You have to put yourself outside your comfort zone and over time it becomes easier. I still 'jump in the deep end' - you have to keep working at it. Last year I went to Israel on my own to work on a kibbutz. I coped surprisingly well, even with the lack of privacy (which I value deeply). I made loads of friends and feel so much more confident in myself because of it all.

    That said, I don't think an introvert can change to an extrovert nor do I really want to. I have just become a more open, outgoing introvert. And there's only so far you can go with all this. I will never get over my social anxieties and I still have periods of time when I go all hermit-like. Nor do I think that being an introvert is wrong or anything - its just not that socially acceptable unfortunately.

    And anyway, why would an extrovert need to become more extroverted? Don't you really mean 'more confident'?

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    I think people are confusing extraversion in this thread with social skills.


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    Quote Originally Posted by raz View Post
    I think people are confusing extraversion in this thread with social skills.
    Well maybe the OP wants more social skills- not more extraversion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bullitt View Post
    Hi guys!


    Is there any confirmed working way of conditioning yourself to become more extroverted?

    I am under the assumption that e.g. participating in something that requires quick thinking like sports and first person shooter video games, should be able to condition you to use you senses more, instead of intuition.

    Now I am looking for a similar way of becoming even more extroverted, besides just going out and meeting people. Any suggestions? :-)
    Aren't you already and extravert. You can pretend to be more or less of something, but it's draining and you will return to your old nature eventually.

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