5 Tips for an Extrovert Working Alone

Are you an extrovert working from home or in an introverted field? That’s exactly what I’m doing. I think out loud (really…I talk to myself if I have to). I feel sluggish when I’m alone too much. I’m a “people person” in general. As a writer, however, I spend a lot of time alone. And it’s not the easiest thing in the world for me to do. Lucikily, I’m more of an introverted extrovert, so I can take alone time in semi-long doses. But being alone daily tends to make me off-focus.

Do you consider yourself an extrovert? I’ve come to this conclusion about myself by taking several tests based on the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator tests, and I pretty consistently score as an ENFP (the “E” stands for extroversion).

I also really enjoyed this article about introverts, which really made it clear to me that I am, indeed, an extrovert.

So what’s an extrovert working in an introverted job to do? Here are some tips I’ve compiled from “expert” extroverts I know.

  1. Recharge your battery every couple of hours. Call a friend, go for a walk, or chat online with a friend.
  2. Find a buddy who has a similar need. Make time throughout the day or week to chat in person.
  3. Consider working in a new location with new people around. If you work from home, try working at a local coffee shop a few days a week.
  4. Go grocery shopping. You’ll be sure to find someone who can help recharge your battery.
  5. If you can’t find someone to talk with or hang out with, try listening to talk radio or watch a short clip of an action-packed movie.

What tips do you have for other extroverts who work alone?

52 Responses to “5 Tips for an Extrovert Working Alone”

  1. ella harris says:

    Good one and I sometime do handstands. That not only breaks the monotony but also rushes blood to help me focus further.

  2. Kristina says:

    I love reading blogs from other people around the state, and around the world. I am a mom so I seem to have more time on my hands than I need, so I spend allot of it online.

    I am diabetic, so I like to check out recipes and alternative foods; blogging, SEO, and engineering updates. I do a little SEO work on the side and have been writing non-professionally since 2009.

    Thanks for sharing, I have a blog of my own and I wonder sometimes if people really read it or not :) Feel free to contact me if you have any questions or want to pick my brains about something. I am always up for a good conversation!

    Kristina
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