Use Common Sense: Not everyone wants to talk to strangers (or even certain people they may know)! Some people may have other things on their minds. Maybe someone just had dental surgery and cannot speak. Learn to know and identify social cues.
Worry About Yourself: It is wise to mind your business and focus on yourself. A lot of issues can let go within one’s personal life if their energy is toward self, rather than outwardly toward others, especially in areas that said person has no business putting their energy (ex: another’s marital life, children that you aren’t the parents of, someone’s new job, another person’s health predicament, etc.).
It Ain’t All About You: Most of what humans do are projections. Extroverts get energized by the energy of others. In other words, extroverts need other people’s energy and attention as a form of thriving. The key is to look inward, learn what other aspects of life, besides other people, can give motivation and energy to thrive and survive.
Guess what – some people don’t want to give their energy and attention to certain people and, that’s ok.
Extroverts should be aware that it isn’t always about them – and to be mindful of other people’s energy or lack thereof.
Remember: As respectful humans, it is appropriate to ask people for their time if they are willing to engage in meaningless small talk or something else that takes their attention away from their daily life.