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5 Tips for Introverted College Students to Connect More

You make a number of awkward excuses as to why you can’t hang out with your classmates after a long day of classes or at the end of a study week. You prefer to come across someone who seems quiet, spend your lunchtime alone and avoid noisy crowds as much as possible. Actually you just want to come to college, do what you have to do there and go home again. It’s probably safe to say that you’re introvert.

Extroverted students draw energy from others, they easily communicate, eagerly share their ideas and knowledge and crave positive feedback. Meanwhile, introverts need privacy and personal space to recharge after each social interaction.

It may seem to the majority that you desire to be a lonely wolf, and maybe you do. However, it’s not always the case. You still want to make friends and acquaintances.

Here are 5 tips to improve your communication with extroverts.

1). Collaborate with your classmates and others online where you can speak your mind freely but have privacy at the same time.

2). Find a silent place like a library to get away from gatherings and crowds, rejuvenate and re-energize yourself.

3). Make friends with an extrovert who can show you around and introduce you to some of their friends.

4). Share your opinion with others to learn from them and let them learn from you.

5). Spending peaceful time alone in a quiet room is great, but outdoor activities can help you to push yourself to speak up, especially if the topic is something you’re passionate about.

Are you an introvert or extrovert? Do you wish you were the other type?  Tell us about it in the comments below!

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