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  1. Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, conducted a study in which they asked introverted participants to use their willpower for a week to push themselves beyond their natural social needs-to be the first to talk to strangers, lead a more active social life, and generally behave like extroverts.�

    During the week, participants were expected to be as talkative, assertive, and direct as they could manage.�

    As a result, participants did not report any discomfort or other psychological difficulties caused by unnatural behavior. In general, they were satisfied with manipulations with their own behavior.

    So, you can retrain. Try to conduct a similar experiment with yourself for a week and observe the result.

  2. An introvert and an extrovert are not related to happiness, just like the stereotype that introverts are clogged mice, and extroverts are just so happy and live without problems. Introverts are not the ones who are afraid to communicate with people , this is not entirely true … you can be an introvert but gather a huge number of people for your lecture . You need to know who you are, knowing that you can know what you can and can't do… this is not a pathology, but a feature .

  3. The question is very controversial due to the heterogeneity of human nature in these polar concepts. I think that few people on Earth can be represented as an ideal introvert or vice versa. We all do a little bit of both.

    So, now as for personal experience. I don't know if you can call it retraining, but I had a similar transition when I stopped being shy about people around me and began to openly express my point of view. And yes, I certainly enjoyed it a lot. Communicating with people is great. Especially when you've been very afraid of it for a long time and it's like you didn't even want to. Something like that.

    P.S.: Probably my example is not too good, and in fact I was just a shy extrovert)

  4. Retrain for what?

    Get pleasure from what: communication with other people or life?

    If the goal is to increase the quantity and quality of communication, then I can say that communication skills are not at all related to introversion or extroversion. I judge from my own experience, since I am an introvert myself. Imagine that communication is a kind of game, the essence of which is not to win, but to take part. In addition, you are probably an interesting person with your own inner views and ideas. Believe me, becoming an extrovert does not solve problems. Understand that you need to accept yourself as you are, so to speak, “love” your essence, and only then, based on your desires and preferences, begin to change. Good luck)

  5. Moreover, you “retrain” dozens of times a day. The problem with introversion and extroversion is that the principle of these phenomena is misunderstood.
    Introversion and extroversion are, in fact, ways of directing human attention, in the first case to their “inner world”, in the second to the external, material world. Even in matters of personality psychology, these two terms are not exhaustive for each other, that is, an introvert is a person who seeks to direct his “libido” in the inner world, located to its accumulation, but this position does not mean that this person is in this state all the time – he only strives for it.�
    Ambivert, in turn, is a person who combines both directions to about the same extent, alternating in time, and such a person is just a mentally healthy person. For example, by typologyAn extrovert is a weak-willed person, subject to outside influence, an introvert is a strong — willed person. However, its typology is psychiatric, not psychological, and primarily expresses pathologies, not norms.
    Therefore, among mentally healthy people, there are no absolute introverts and extroverts, and those that exist are people with serious mental problems.

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