Based on personality features, there are two kinds of character as introvert and extrovert. When a person is reserved and does not open up easily, he or she is declared to be an introvert. When people are opposite of that, when a person is friendly, chatty and makes friends fast, then their personality type is an extrovert.
However, there is one category which falls between these two types. It is called an outgoing introvert. People may call them as an extrovert, but they don’t feel like one. Outgoing introverts are usually mistaken to be extroverts. On the outside, an extrovert and an outgoing introvert behave in a same way.
There are some important facts about them as below,
-need to go out but have to prepare them psychologically.
-won’t bother to text back but can sit and listen to a friend for hours.
-love experiences but also like calm and peace.
-are unique, artistic, and mysterious people, full of depth, passion, and love.
-find people interesting, but extremely tiring.
Here are some common traits of an outgoing introvert.
- Don’t like shallow friendships.
They are the type of people who could reject the offer for dinner if the other person couldn’t give anything more than a small talk. If your friendship doesn’t bring them the moral satisfaction they won’t care anymore.
- Other people’s comfort is important.
Although some might take it for flirt because these people are always try to make others feel comfortable and actually very kind. They could pretend to like the disgusting meal of your wife just to make you not feel ashamed in public.
- Handling too many people is difficult.
Although they might want to meet every single person, they actually cannot handle too many people at one time, because it becomes completely tiring. They actually need more time to make new friends.
- It is hard for them to find the right partner.
They need to know their partner too closely before they commit. They have two faces. They are positive, grounded, nice, and brave. However, they could also be self-conscious, shy, silent, and odd.
- They need some time to spend alone.
After a long day at work, what they want is to spend some time away from others just because they want to relax and concentrate on themselves. Their friends shouldn’t be insulted if they don’t call back or ask for some time on their own.
- The background is important.
For them, the environment, the vibe, the music, and the background are very important and they care about them a lot. If they feel happy, then they could become the spirit of the group, but if they can’t feel, they could distance themselves and become quite. So, you need to be tolerant of them since they are not bad people.
- Details are important for them.
When it comes to the dearest and close people of their life, they want to know all about them like their character, what makes them sad or happy. It’s hard to lie to such a person because sooner or later they will find out the truth.
- Don’t like empty talks.
These people are interested in people and their characters. They want to know others’ deep corners, their most intimate secrets. Outgoing introverts are the type of friend who would gladly listen to your problems, your plans. And they are better at helping others at least by listening to them. They could understand your emotions because they are always struggling to understand theirs.
- Live in their inner world.
They always have some kind of a talk running through their minds. This is how the introvert reveals. They are over thinking all the details someone’s told them and trying to understand its meaning.
Ultimately, we all are same, but different. It suggests that we all have the same human nature, heart, brain, ideas, opinions, yet every person is different from others. It is true that ‘No two people are alike,’ as our way of thinking, emotionality and behavior is different from each to everyone and this is what a personality actually is. If you have more of these traits there’s a high chance of you to be an outgoing introvert.
By: Anjala Senanayake