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7 Tips To Create Better Connections As An Introvert by Ekletic: 10:08pm On Sep 27, 2021
Being an introvert is a cool way to avoid people according to some introverts on Introvert, Dear. However, if you want to succeed in life, you need to create better relationships with people.
Creating connections isn't an easy thing for introverts but if introverts like Barack Obama and Keanu Reeves could do it, you can too.

The following are seven weapons if properly harnessed can help you have better relationships with others.

Have a Genuine Interest in Others
Most people can smell people that are not sincere from afar. They might not tell you but if you observe enough, you'll see that they really do not rate you enough. Make sure that whatever interest you have in anyone is sincere.
Don't just have a conversation with anyone. Make sure that at the end of the conversation, the person benefits more than you did.

Be Relaxed with Your Body
One thing introverts find hard to maintain is their body language. Covering of face with palms might be an exaggeration, but many introverts almost never maintain eye contact. Avoiding people's face when you are in a conversation with them hurts the conversation. If looking at someone's face scare you, then look a little above the head. That way they'll think you're looking at their face even though it's not completely.
Try to demonstrate with your body while talking. Additionally, don't appear stiff and lifeless. Keep your arms wide enough that your body is open enough.

Ask Open Ended Questions
Some time the person might be an introvert like you that does not value small talks. In that way, try to ask questions that don't end in a monosyllabic answer. If you ask someone "how are you doing?" they'll probably answer with "fine". Try to see how you'll get a conversational answer by asking them to tell you how they felt about the weather that day. But, do this with caution before you scare a conversation partner with questions as if you're a detective.

Don't be Afraid to Share Too
Nothing is more frustrating than when either of one party doing the conversation. Both parties sharing their stories help the conversation move forward.
Be honest about your stories. Share the stories whether it makes you laugh or cry. It is your story.

Offer to Help Others
When in an area with other people. Instead of running away from them, you can create a connection with them. One way is by asking if you can help them. You can offer to help them walk their dog or whatever small task you can help with. It's fine if the assistance is small. Don't offer beyond what you can render or an assistance that'll ruin you.

Ask for Help Sometimes
Once in a while, ask others for help with small tasks. Ensure that the help you're soliciting isn't ridiculous to ask.
It can be as simple as asking for a book. If you doubt how far this can help you, ask Benjamin Franklin and how he won his adversary in the US of old.

Remember that Less is More Sometimes
You don't need the entire 7b people in the world to create a connection with you. A good conversation is much better than superficial discussion that at the end of it you forget you ever held that kind of conversation. Knowing this will also help you relax, with the knowledge that the previous tips are marathon-like and do not get practiced in one day. But over a long period of time.

Connecting with others is a wise thing to do. Hi forth and create new connections.

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