Have you ever been invited to an event and there was really only one person that you knew? For most people, this is an extremely awkward feeling. That feeling like everyone else is connected to one another and you are the obvious outsider. For an extrovert, this is a challenge to overcome being the odd man out. For the introvert, it’s an easy excuse to leave early.
Knowing how you feel in this situation – make it your objective to seek out new people, introduce yourself and most importantly connect them to someone else you know. Find something interesting about them that they have in common with another person and you’ll create the pathway to a conversation.
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve done this and without exception the new person immediately feels more comfortable with their surroundings. Continually do this and you’ll develop that attractive outgoing personality that everyone wants to be around. You’ll also learn a lot about some really great people.