Ep 32: How to Make Friends as an Introvert
Hello, fellow introvert! I’m so glad you’re interested in learning how to make friends...because I know you’d like to hole up by yourself most of the time, but you also understand the value of friendship and connection in your own life!
First of all...I’m a friend! I understand you, and I know how hard it can be for you to open up to others sometimes. Especially when it’s so easy to stay bundled up in your comfort zone, and live in your head. But we’ve been given these beautiful bodies so we can venture out into the world and enjoy the physical human experience!
For me, the difficult part about making friends is that most of the time I’d rather be alone. So I struggle to build friendships that I’m actually consistently present in. Especially if I have more than like, 5 friends at once. Because I’m good with like 1-2 social events per month.
The reason that the idea of having friendships in my life became so important to me is because I learned how vital it is to my health and happiness. Also, once I learned to express my feelings instead of bottling them up, I learned the value of talking to someone, especially another woman that understands my experience and can relate to what I’m going to.
Now the common misconception is that introverts are shy. But that’s not always the case--we’re often just big thinkers. So while we may not be shy, we may come across as socially awkward because it’s hard for us to pull ourselves out of our heads, and into the present moment. It takes some intention for sure!
Often times, we are shy as well. I can be a mixture of both, but I think we’re all shy in some situations. But most of the time I just find my own company to be more enjoyable than the company of someone else.
That’s why as an introvert, it’s important for me to form strong, meaningful connections with people that fill my cup more often than not, instead of draining my energy and wanting a shallow type of connection.
So in this episode, I’ll teach you my top 5 tips for making friends as an introvert!
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