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6 Reasons Why You Should Date the Outgoing Introvert

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Outgoing Introverts are like enigmas wrapped in bacon: difficult to understand, but the most appealing of puzzles. They have wide spectrums of introversion, including certain tendencies that are rare and difficult to find.

Though at times they are difficult, complicated and a little bit “crazy,?? life will never be boring, you will never feel unfulfilled or uninspired with an outgoing introvert:

1. You’ll never have a meaningless encounter. 

Outgoing introverts HATE small talk and avoid it like the plague. Laurie Helgoe writes in Introvert Power: Why Your Inner Life Is Your Hidden Strength, “Let’s clear one thing up: Introverts do not hate small talk because we dislike people, we hate small talk because we hate the barrier it creates between people.?? Outgoing introverts, though still introverts at their core, have no problem going to the deep end right away. In fact, they prefer it. They’re not anti-social, they’re selectively social and have no interest or energy to prove themselves in a crowd of strangers, they don’t easily vibe with the people around them and they can’t fake it. But if they do vibe, you’re in for a good time. 

2. They know when to shut up. 

Yes, they can be the life of the party, but outgoing introverts are naturally in tune with how people are feeling around them which make them great listeners. They often have a keen eye for detail, noticing things that may escape others around them. Research has found that introverts pay more attention to detail and exhibit increased brain activity when processing visual information. Since outgoing introverts are a unique blend of both an extrovert and introvert, they’re very intuitive and outgoing at the same time. They’re the person you’ll want to call first when you’re in a crises or when you want to celebrate something. 

3. They don’t follow the crowd.

Outgoing introverts will always have their own opinions about things and don’t get easily affected by people around them. Outgoing introverts sometimes process experiences through their brain’s “reward” centers quite differently than other people. In fact, a study shows that the brain of an introvert weighs internal cues more strongly than external motivational and reward cues. Since outgoing introverts have spectrums of introversion, they rely on their own internal instincts and logic to make decisions and form beliefs.  

4. If they like you, they really like you. 

Since life for the outgoing introverts can be an unusual mix of traits and tendencies that only they can truly appreciate, at any given point their life, they probably have one (maybe two) best friends who are their entire world. They would rather be in their our own company than be with someone who they’re not crazy about. If you’re one of the lucky few people that they let into their world, be sure to never let them go, or you’ll regret it. 

5. They’ll always be honest with you. 

Outgoing introverts don’t have an unauthentic bone their body. They crave authenticity in all their interactions, so anything that doesn’t feel “real?? can be off putting to them. They’re straight shooters, and they have no problem telling you how it is. If you need good advice, ask the outgoing introvert. They tend to look at the bigger picture and often have a mind for more abstract concepts as well as facts and details, so you’ll get a good combo of intuition and reasoning. 

6. You’ll never get bored. 

If they chose to grace a party with their presence, they are the life of it, but then they’ll retreat into three days of complete solitude to recharge their social batteries. The way extroverts and introverts process the world is quite different. Outgoing introverts fall somewhere in the middle, though where on the spectrum they fall can change daily, so if you’re lucky enough to date an outgoing introvert, be prepared for a wild ride. Complicated, enigmatic, but always worth it.  


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