Activities for Extroverts, Introverts, and Everyone in Between

By Jessica Shelton


Your personality is a big indicator of what you like to do in life. A fun night out with friends? Or cuddling up on the couch and watching a movie? Do you thrive on social interaction? Or do you prefer to hang out with me, myself, and I? Here are a couple tricks and treats to find out what to do if you’re an introvert, extrovert, or somewhere in between.


Extrovert:

Go to a Concert

Going to a concert can release the energy and excitement you thrive on, whilst also being around people with a similar interest. Whether it's rock, pop, or country—a concert is a perfect way to dance it out with friends or someone new!


Host a Game Night

The choices here are endless. Monopoly, Uno, Cards Against Humanity? Any game you choose is a good way to have lively conversations and get to know more about your friends. Not a fan of hosting? Go to a board game bar where the games are provided for you!


Find a Beer or Wine Tasting

This is a perfect way to meet new people and learn something new! If you’re 21+ a wine or beer tasting social gives you an easy way to chat and have fun. Stay for a guided tour or venture out on your own; the choice is yours!


Introvert:

Read a New Book

Who doesn’t love to sit and read something new and fun? It’s quiet, it’s alone, and you get to explore a whole new world right from your couch. Read an epic fantasy with star crossed lovers or a book on how to grow a plant the right way—either way, the choices are endless! It's a comfortable activity you can do at any time.


Have a Picnic

Alone or with a friend, a picnic is a great way to get outdoors and enjoy the scenery. You can make a meal, dessert, and some drinks and take in the sites of a local park or in your own backyard.


Go to an Art Museum

Art, History, Art History? A museum is a good place to sit and think and take in new experiences without all the noise. It’s a great learning experience and a calm one and can take 1 hour or several depending on your interpretation skills.


The In Between (ambivert):

Host a Party

Hosting a party gives you the opportunity to invite who you want. Your party could be three or twenty people—both have the potential to be exciting! Need ideas of what to do? You can make a charcuterie board or bust out a karaoke machine. When all is said and done, you don’t have to travel far to shower up and go to sleep.


Find a New Coffee Shop (that also has books!)

Exploring for a new cup of coffee is an amazing way to chat up with the people in line. You can also sit quietly and sip on the new latte you discovered on the menu. If it doubles as a bookstore, like Trident on Newbury Street, you can engage on topics or genres that interest you or just pick a little something out for yourself. It’s the best of both worlds.


Take a Class

I’m not talking about school. Cooking classes are a great way to meet new people and learn a new recipe in a controlled environment. These can be done with a friend or alone! The choice is all yours.


So, if you are an extrovert, an introvert, or an ambivert, hopefully you found something on this list you would like to do soon. Personality and doing things that fit said personality can help you feel more comfortable in social or non-social situations for the rest of your life. Party on, or don’t! Whatever option you choose, just have fun!