10 Best Things About Being An Extrovert That Introverts Just Don’t Get

Everyone has that one friend who’s so outgoing and sociable, it makes you tired just looking at them. They seem to never get tired of seeing and chatting to people and being out and about in the world to the point that introverts can’t really fathom. Extroverts can often get a bad rap because of their unreserved personalities, but there are some pretty amazing things about being an extrovert that introverts could never understand.

  1. Extroverts are wired for enthusiasm. Whether it’s the weekend or a dreaded Monday, extroverts will always take on the day with a smile. It seems odd that some people will find a way to enjoy everything no matter what, but that’s the reality for extroverts. The extroverted brain wants to feel gratification. It’ll find something to be enthusiastic about in all contexts. This allows for a rush of feel-good brain chemicals. That’s to say, they’re wired to see the positive side of every encounter or action. Introverts are much more detail-oriented. They may not be able to understand how someone can overlook all the bad, and focus on just what makes them feel good.
  2. A majority of extroverts are leaders. Whenever you see someone in a position of power, they’re probably extroverts. Because they tend to be sociable and outgoing, they end up being the perfect leaders. No matter the setting, an extrovert will take matters into their own hands and guide everyone around them. This doesn’t necessarily mean they’re more capable than introverts. Introverts, no matter how smart, are sometimes held back from these positions by a fear of or distaste for extreme social interactions.
  3. They can regulate their mood. By being in tune with their environment, extroverts’ happiness comes from external stimuli. Understanding this, extroverts have become better at regulating their mood in certain situations. No matter what’s happening around them, they tend to be able to see the positive side. Introverts can be consumed by their feelings and struggle to conquer them, though this isn’t a hard and fast rule.
  4. They’re successful in the workplace. Extroverts are widely liked in professional settings. Being people-pleasers, they tend to know how to act around colleagues and bosses in a way that might benefit them. They’re also motivated by rewards and will work as hard as necessary to get them. They’re very energetic and seem trustworthy, which makes bosses trust them with harder tasks, positions with more responsibilities, and leadership roles. They’re easy to work with, not too fussy or bossy, and they do well in teams because people like them. All these traits can make them more successful than their introverted counterparts in the workplace.
  5. Extroverts are lucky when it comes to dating. Extroverts adore social situations. They’re not scared to start a conversation with a complete stranger. Introverts would be hyperventilating at the mere thought of having to ask someone out, or offer someone a drink at the bar. But to extroverts, all these seemingly awkward interactions are part of the game, and they are pros. Being so outspoken, they tend to stand out from the crowd, making them the obvious choice of partner. Everyone seems to gravitate towards them, and most people choose to stick with them long-term if given the chance.
  6. Most extroverts don’t know what it’s like to be bored. Extroverts draw energy from their surroundings. They’re always doing something stimulating that lets them feel the so-called “experience high.” Their daily routines don’t allow for wasted time; thus, they’re never really bored. The constant need for action is something not shared by their more reserved introverted counterparts. They tend to prefer a quiet day at home over going out.
  7. They’re happier and rarely let their emotions take control. This might seem unlikely, but it’s scientifically proven that extroverts tend to be happier on a day-to-day basis. Because they’re rarely alone, they aren’t prone to overthinking and being overwhelmed by worst-case scenarios. They don’t have the time to let bad thoughts spiral out of control and are rarely overtaken by their emotions. They tend to live in the moment and find a way to enjoy most of what life throws at them.
  8. They have more friends. Being outgoing as opposed to enjoying alone time is a defining factor when it comes to the size of your social circle. It should be a no-brainer that extroverts have more friends. The simple fact that they partake in more social activities allows them to meet people they can connect with. They’re also good at keeping those relationships once they establish them. Meeting people for a coffee and some gossip is on their daily to-do list. Being connected isn’t draining for them; it can be invigorating.
  9. They’re great communicators. Being open and not having to deal with shyness and anxiety allows extroverts to excel at communication. Whether they’re with new people or old friends, they’ll be able to carry on any conversation. They aren’t afraid to honestly express their opinions, which makes for engaging dialogue. They also tend to be open with their feelings, which makes people relate to them and like them. This makes them great to have in social settings, and it’s a favorable trait for professional settings. Their openness will usually help them get jobs, promotions, and they’ll have a great relationship with colleagues.
  10. They’re performance-oriented and thrive on instant gratification. Being friendly and outgoing by nature allows extroverts to seem more pro-active in the eyes of their peers. Approval and praise from people give them instant gratification. Therefore, they’re oriented towards attaining goals. They’re also more creative, outspoken, and adaptable. They aren’t scared to advocate for what they believe in. They’re usually the first ones to come up with a plan when a problem needs to be solved. This means that their performance will generally be higher in most professional environments.
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