Learning how to be more outgoing is though, we’ve all been there, an invitation for a social event comes to us and instead of going we decide to stay home because... it just doesn't feel right.
Most often, the real reason is that we are unsure how to act in those situations. It’s natural to feel a bit uncomfortable when you're hanging out with people you don't yet know. However, if you want to make that breakthrough and connect with others, you have to be willing to become more outgoing. Here are some tips to help you with this.
When someone asks you to a gathering, pay attention to your thought process. It's all part of learning how to be more outgoing. Go against your natural instinct and say "yes". Before going, it’s important that you prepare yourself, as this can help you have a better time and feel more comfortable. To accomplish this, here are some suggestions:
One of the big misconceptions we have is that we are alone in our shyness when in fact there are many others that feel just as anxious in social situations as we do. This simple truth is important to embrace because it can give you the confidence needed to approach others. The truth is that many have the courage to attend events they may feel uncomfortable at, but they struggle to make that next step.
They want to connect to others, but they need someone to take that first step. When you take the initiative to talk to others, you can show them that you have interest in them and this may help them feel more comfortable with you.
Your personality is what is going to attract the right people to you. While it is hard to come out of your shell in uncomfortable situations, here are some small steps you can take to make it easier for you to do:
One of the best ways to give others the perception you are outgoing is when you show an interest in them. The easiest way you can do is to simply ask questions about them. When doing so, you should practice active listening techniques such as making eye contact, remaining still and asking them relevant follow-up questions.
Positive people attract others because they make them feel good about themselves. When you think about it, it’s much more comfortable to hang out with someone who is complimentary than someone who is overtly critical. With this in mind, here are a few tips you can use to show others positive behavior:
Becoming a more outgoing person isn't something that happens over night. But as long as you continuously take small steps towards how you want to behave, you will get great results by time.
- Guest Aricle on how to be more outgoing by Our Friends at Social Pro Now