The holiday season is an extrovert's time to truly shine. Between Secret Santa gift exchanges, festive cocktail parties, and ugly Christmas sweater contests, there are countless opportunities to connect with and enjoy the company of your favorite people. But it's easy to get sucked into the hustle-bustle of the holiday season and let your own needs — and sometimes even the needs of the people you love — fall to the wayside. For some extroverts, New Year's resolutions that focus on turning inward more often, or perhaps on using those flawless people skills for a greater good, might help to bring positive change in 2019.
As an extrovert myself, I often ask people a lot of questions right when I first meet them. I'm totally coming from a place of love and genuine interest in what makes other people tick when I do this, but sometimes I forget that I don't need to dominate conversations, and that some people aren't actually comfortable answering my mile-a-minute inquiries right off the bat.
So, one of my New Year's resolutions is to listen more — which is something that's always good to keep in mind, regardless of who you are. If you're looking for some New Year's resolutions of your own, my fellow extroverts, I reached out to a life coach who has some suggestions for how to make 2019 your best year yet.