However, it exists a group of special introverts, called outgoing introverts because of their more open and social character.
So, if you are not sure whether or not you are one of them, here are 9 things only an outgoing introvert would relate to:
1. They need to be alone
Outgoing introverts like the company of others but sometimes they cannot stand being in overcrowded places. Also If they are not in the right mood or with the right people they would force themselves to get into a conversation, trying to mask their introversion this way. The truth is they prefer to be on their own. They don’t want to engage in small talk and discuss things they don’t care about.
2. But they also crave the company of their close people
On the other hand, if you are an outgoing introvert there will be times when all you want to do is to meet your friends. This type of introverts cannot go without seeing their buddies for too long. They crave the company of their close ones and often can be seen surrounded by people they care about.
3. They are good listeners
Outgoing introverts have a lot of things to share, but they don’t want to annoy others with their mess. So, they’d rather listen to what their friends have to tell. Another thing is that talking is too much of an effort for them. So they would gladly listen to their friend enjoying the fact of being in their company.
4. They only like meaningful talks
Small talks are not their thing. They prefer hanging out with their close ones and always try to keep in-depth conversations about important things instead of gossiping. Small talk does not interest them. And could even make an outgoing introvert feel bad, especially when the conversation goes around casual or shallow topics.
5. For them spending time alone doesn’t mean being lonely
Outgoing introverts like being alone and as mentioned previously they might prefer solitude to social events. The reason for that is when they are alone, they have the opportunity to spend time in their inner world. However, that doesn’t mean they feel lonely, just the other way round, this way they have the chance to recover their energy and be active during the next social event they go to.
6 Their introversion could be overwhelming
Sometimes the introverted side of these people becomes too powerful and overwhelming. So they try to mask it by engaging in conversations with others and trying to stay concentrated on what they have to be doing at this particular moment. This problem usually occurs when they are among many people.
7. Their mood depends on their surroundings
Outgoing introverts are very sensitive, and they are easily influenced by what is going on around them. For them things like how the environment looks, what place they are at, whether or not there are many people around and if it is noisy for example are important. The atmosphere that surrounds them could make them energetic or lively or exhaust and drain them.
8. Their desire for socializing decreases with time
According to Selective social interaction theory when people become older, they tend to be pickier about who they build friendships or relationships with. That is even truer when it comes to outgoing introverts.
For example, in college, they may have been hanging out with many different people, but as they grow older, they focus on interactions with the most important people for them.
9. You’re often confused for an extrovert.
Outgoing introverts are mistaken for extroverts because of their social part of the character. However, sooner or later others understand that they are introverts — and this sometimes might come as a real surprise. On the other hand, outgoing introverts always have to explain their introversion and how they can be both so open and at the same time closed off from others.