Maintaining Friendships While You’re Introverted

Maintaining Friendships While You’re Introverted

One of the most difficult tasks us introverts will need to learn is to maintain lasting friendships. Since we are as open with our thoughts and feelings compiled with the fact that we love our alone time, we can come off kind of awkward in social situations or we will opt to just not be social at all. Long story short, we are flat out boring and un-interested by today’s standards. In hopes that future introverts will not make the same mistakes i made in friendships and relationships in general, I’ve compiled a few tips to assist you in you quest for friendships stamina.
For starters, relationships with people are hard to maintain especially when you’re a part of a giant circle of friends. Don’t get hung up on only having a small circle of friends, in my opinion, having the loyalty and companionship of one or two great people who have history with you and know how you operate is a lot better than 10 to 15 people whom you barely know or trust. So there’s really no need to go out and try to make as many friends s possible. Heck, you might also want to be an army of one and there is nothing wrong with that. Many introverts prefer spending their free time alone happily doing whatever it is they are interested in doing. Just think about how hard that’d be if you had person after person after person not wanting to indulge in your activities; and people do get offended by the 3rd of 4th rain check.
Which brings me to my next point, please be open minded especially when it comes to things you might not necessarily enjoy doing. Be willing to give things your friends and family desire doing the time of day and put forth sound effort to enjoy them because it makes the experience that much more profound. Plus, who knows, you might enjoy the festivities. if you’re close friends are headed for their usual night out of pub crawling and dancing, try to join them every now and then. Just because you’re introverted doesn’t mean you won’t enjoy a night out letting loose.
I absolutely love my cell phone. I don’t see how i ever lived without one. i love my celebrity gossip, group texting and randomly googling everything. Seriously, I googled honker burger once just because I missed patti mayonnaise. But sometimes, the damn thing will ring…YIKES! Don’t do like i do and not answer. See what it is you friends want or need. People actually value small talk and catching up with each other. Something introverts don’t necessarily see the importance of.
Small things like this are like fertilizer for friendships and relationships. And don’t forget, relationships are a two-way street and your friends or those close to you should keep in mind your personality type and should not require you to do anything that makes you uncomfortable. I find that the anxiety leading up to the event is way worse than the actual event. I find that I am usually pleasantly surprised by the end of it.

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