Re: Making the Jump from Introvert to Extrovert
Everything you say, do, feel, and think is all based on how you perceive the world. You perceive something and react to it in a certain way based on your personality. Now lets say you reversed this... Instead of perceiving and reacting you perceive and proact. Here's an example:
Haze is ask by a group of coworkers to go to the bar after work and watch the basketball game.
What he perceives: social situation, with on on one conversations
How he reacts: turns them down and makes up excuse, because he's afraid of these situations.
Personality type: pessimistic loner
Now lets flip this around. When he starts thinking proactively
What he perceives: social situation, a chance to see a new side of the guys at the office
How he reacts: agrees to go, because he's tired of sitting around and wants to have a good time
Personality type: optimistic yet reserved
See how merely changing your perception on a situation causes you to make a different choice, which in turn changes your personality for the better. Like mark mentioned though you don't and shouldn't change from an introvert to an extrovert because that's one of your inner most things that makes you you. However it switch your view from negative to positive thinking which caused you to act more like an extrovert.
In life you get what you put into it.