Being an extrovert is an advantage in many places, one of it being in a gathering session where you have to compete for attention to get your voice heard. But like its more celebrated counterpart, extroversion also comes with its own shortcomings. Here are 9 struggles only extroverts will understand.
1) Keep repeating the same stories over and over
Your friends could even memorize all of your jokes, line by line.
2) Having to constantly talk all the time
Sometimes it can get tiring. But your opinion on the current financial scandal NEEDS to be heard.
3) Dreading silences and pauses
“Oh no, did I say something wrong? Am I being annoying? Have I been an enjoyable enough companion throughout the entire discourse of this 10-minute car ride?”
4) The perpetual urge to go out and socialize for every single activity
Lunch? Let’s do it together! Going for a haircut? Ask a friend to get one too! Investing in multi-million stock options? Get the whole kampung while at it!
5) The pressure of having to be the life of the party
Unfortunately, being an extrovert doesn’t automatically equip you with the necessary skills of being a fun and likable person to have around.
6) Speaking before you can fully form a coherent thought
To you, talking and thinking are ONE and THE SAME.
7) You’ll never be cool and mysterious
You give away too much, too early – exposing all of your naked heart and soul.
8) Being taken for granted for always accepting invites
People will never miss you cause you’re always around. Everywhere. ALL THE TIME.
9) Your friends telling you to shut up
“But, but, I haven’t told you about this concept of infinite parallel universes…”