Where my extroverts at!?
Extroverts, this is coming from one of your own so focus up!
Many people (wrongly) think that extroverts don’t need networking advice. They think we could hold a conversation with a park bench. And though they may be right, that doesn’t mean that there aren’t opportunities to develop our social skills.
Here are a few things we know about extroverts:
- Extroverts draw their energy from being in larger groups of people. They feed off of others’ spirit.
- Sometimes, when extroverts are left alone for too long, they can get crazy uncomfortable.
- Extroverts have a lot of “friends” and not as many friends.
- One misconception is that all extroverts are confident. Extroversion and confidence are not synonymous.
My wife likes to make fun of me because I make “friends” wherever I go. I’ll come home after being out and tell her about my boy, Mike. She asks how long have I known Mike? I respond, “Oh, I just met him.”
You see, extroverts are great friendship starters. We get people on “team us” pretty quickly but there is a flipside to this. Extroverts often long for deeper relationships…but we get caught up making a bunch of new ones.
So how can extroverts flip the script and connect deeper? Read on for my three networking tips for extroverts.
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James Robilotta is a professional speaker, improv performer, author and entrepreneur. James is a graduate of the University of North Carolina Wilmington and earned a master’s degree from Clemson University.