Some prefer being a wallflower.
Some don’t. But what do you think the wallflowers are missing? I would say, “Fun!” But how are we to say that wallflowers are not having fun?
Understand that this does not mean to criticize one’s preference, only to point out the perks of not being a wallflower.
1. Getting to know more people and making new friends.
When you mingle, you get to engage in interesting conversations, exchange point of views and of course, meet interesting people and make new friends. Whereas when you stay on the sideline, you miss a lot of things. However, if you think observing people is your thing, go right ahead.
But perhaps you would want to mingle once in a while instead of being by your lonesome. I am not saying it isn’t fun, just that it may be more fun sharing a beer/wine or two with the others to get a chance to know them better.
2. Be the life of the party.
Call it what you will but isn’t it an enticing thought? It doesn’t have to happen all the time but being so would give you an adrenaline rush and really, what could be better than that?
3. Perfect people skills.
Speaking with a lot of people, especially when most of them are strangers is a good practice if you want to learn how to read people’s characters, body language and the way different people think and react to different kind of things.
4. Lead an adventurous life.
Think of facing strangers as an adventure. In a way, it is because you are dealing with the unknown. When you feel like backing down, think of it as a big challenge and go for it anyway. You will be happy and relieved once it is over.
The list of advantage is endless but for now, let us stick to the ones above. When in doubt, you can always give it a try. I know you are having fun, but maybe, just maybe, not being a wallflower would be MORE FUN!