By Kadejah Brathwaite, Intern
Photo by Tochi Onwubiko
If you’re like me, because of how social you are, people are probably surprised when you tell them you’re mostly an introvert. You gain energy from being around large groups of people, but you stick to your tight-knit clique of friends on most occasions and you also value time alone. What should you do when you want to have some fun but stay low-key? Here are five things extroverted introverts can enjoy this summer.
Do this when you want to keep small talk to a minimum:
An intimate art class that allows you to channel your inner Picasso while enjoying quality time and a glass of wine with a group of friends is ideal. This is perfect for the extroverted introvert who wants to be surrounded by people but avoid awkward conversations with strangers.
Do this when you want to be alone:
Outgoing introverts know exactly when they need to be by themselves and usually set aside one or two days out of the week to focus on self-care and pampering. Make an appointment for a beauty escape and take this unaccompanied time to think and recharge.
Do this when you want to enjoy entertainment minus the loud mosh pit:
Sofar sound shows in Atlanta are small concerts at private locations. Attendees can spend time listening to new international artists and mingle with friends, event hosts and performers in a cozy space.
Do this when you want quiet time to think:
Introverts love museums because they enjoy the peacefulness of the space in which they can think and be exposed to different worlds of knowledge. It’s not uncommon for people to visit museums alone, so extroverted introverts don’t have to worry about being pressured to chat with others.
Do this when you want to socialize, but on your own terms:
Spending too much time with people can be draining for introverts, so take control of your environment and set an ambiance that brings you optimal solace. Staying in and renting a movie is ideal, and it’s the best way to hang out on your own turf and let the people come to you.
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