15 Solo Activities For Extroverts Who Want a Little Alone Time
If you're an extrovert, you might thrive on social interactions, love group settings, and find fostering relationships to be reinvigorating. The idea of a solo adventure might not seem like it pairs well with an extrovert personality, but it's the best opportunity to build new relationships while nurturing an extrovert's most important one (the relationship with yourself!). There are even some solitary activities that those with an outgoing personality would especially enjoy. Yes, seriously. If you're hoping to recharge with some me time, we've rounded up some activities that are primed for extroverts to do alone, from ideas that may push you to do some introspection to those that will lead to meeting new people. Calling all parties of one!
Go to a Concert
Concerts are a great activity, and going alone can be a rewarding experience. Not only will you get to focus on the performance and music, but you'll be surrounded by a crowd of people you already share a common interest with.
Take an Exercise Class
Exercise classes are an opportunity to tackle solo goals in the group setting you get a thrill from. Bonus if your class breaks off into small groups or pairs!
Volunteer Your Time
Volunteering is a fab way to exercise your extrovert personality. You'll often spend the day chatting with other volunteers or members of the community (since volunteering is typically a group effort — go team!). You might even find that most of the other volunteers showed up solo as well!
Attend a Community Event
Go to an event in your city or a neighboring one. Community events can be entertaining and often draw large crowds, which means plenty of new faces and people to meet!
Travel Someplace You've Never Been Before
There's nothing quite like exploring a city for the first time. Traveling someplace new, all alone, gives you the chance to meet new people, make new friends, and take in the beauty of a different destination and perhaps an entirely new culture.
Attend a Peaceful Demonstration
Participating in a peaceful demonstration about a topic you're passionate about can be exciting and open the door to meeting endless amounts of people equally as passionate as you!
Visit a Museum
A museum is a great activity for any extrovert because there are beautiful conversation starters around every corner. You can roam the museum alone and find yourself engaging with other museum goers or museum exhibit experts or even take part in a guided group tour.
Complete a Random Act of Kindness
You, all by yourself, are capable of being the highlight of someone's day. Be kind, set an example. Buy a homeless person a meal, share a conversation and company with someone who looks like they might need it, share an umbrella with a stranger on a rainy day — the possibilities are endless, no action is too small, and your personality type was made for this!
See a Movie
Being quiet for two hours in a room full of strangers might not sound ideal for an extrovert. But extroverts need a little me time too. Go see a movie you've been wanting to and let it be a topic of conversation with your friends and family at your next gathering!
Do Some Shopping
Shopping can be just as fun without your typical go-to group or BFF by your side. You might even find it thrilling to have to make all the decisions on your own without that second opinion. And if you're really torn on a potential purchase, I've found the sales associates are always up for a good conversation!
Take a Hike
Heading outdoors solo means preparing for a lot of alone time, besides the occasional greeting to fellow hikers. But I've found that exploring a hiking path alone can often lead to discovering some of the most amazing places that end up being the best spots to bring your entourage back to!
Watch a Street Act
Be one of the many people who join together as spectators of a street act. You'll be in your element with plenty of people around to chat with (including the performer!).
Treat yourself to something special because you deserve it.
Plan a Surprise For Someone
Being an extrovert means you're probably at your peak happiness when you're surrounded by those you love! So why not take some time to plan a surprise for a friend or family member? After all, they can't be around for the planning since that would ruin the surprise!
Do Your Normal Day Entirely Solo
Try going about your regular routine completely by yourself. This will be a way to change up your perspective and have your entire day be truly up to you!