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How Introverts Make Friends

1. Using online forums.

Some schools have safe spaces for students. If you’re an introvert, one of the few safe spaces available is under the umbrella of the internet. It’s a place full of people with absolutely no necessity to ever meet them face to face. The computer screen is like a shield that allows words in, but only so long as you keep it on. Chatting in online forums is something that the introvert can control.

2. Using social media.

Nowadays, you don’t have to be an introvert to experience making friends on social media. It seems like everybody either has or knows someone who has made a friend through Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat, or TikTok.

3. Joining a club/activity that they like.

The best of friends always has things in common. Usually, this is a mindset or a way of living, especially hobbies. If you and your friend can’t find one thing you like to do together, then maybe you aren’t such great friends after all. Introverts are aware that shared interests build friendships.

4. Taking a class.

For some introverts, sometimes clubs and activities might seem too interactive to join. The safer option is to take a class. By taking a class, the introvert is still joining something with people who share their interests, and it removes a bit of the social pressure by being in an educational setting. In classes, your main job is to listen.

5. By assignment. (Whether it’s schoolwork or work projects).

One of the most basic ways that introverts make friends is by assignment. This requires very little effort or outgoingness on the introvert’s part because the task or objective is already set up for them. When you’re getting to know someone, sometimes the initial hangouts are uncomfortable, because you’re still trying to get to know them.

6. Reaching out to friends from earlier years.

Making friends as a child was way easier than as an adult, don’t you think? Adults can be judge-y, misleading, or sketchy. Children, on the other hand, are brutally honest and, most of the time, they don’t care about anything as long as you get along. Your childhood friends have seen your most embarrassing pre-teen years.

7. Planning a low-key hang out with a few close acquaintances.

Sometimes introverts can get bored. An introvert isn’t going to throw the biggest banger of the year. While you won’t see them on TV throwing a Project X type of party, this doesn’t mean that they don’t like to have a little fun. Introverts could be the best planners for smaller, more low-key events.

8. Making friends through friends of friends.

Another naturally occurring way an introvert makes friends is through friends of friends. That’s a lot of friends — let me explain. When an introvert hits it off with their friend’s friend, this way of making a new bond is not only natural but also reinforced. 


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