Surprising someone is a special experience. It’s great fun to see people light up when you surprise them. But not everyone likes surprises.
For some people surprises can be very stressful and actually induce anxiety. So how do you surprise someone who doesn’t like surprises?
First, identify what kind of surprises they don’t like. Maybe they have social anxiety and a surprise party is too much for them. Or perhaps they don’t like feeling overwhelmed by a gift or present. Maybe they need a few moments to control their emotions when something exciting happens. Understanding why certain types of surprises are unpleasant to your loved one can help you figure out what kind of surprises they do like.
Now that you know what they don’t like, try to figure out what they do like. Ask them about different experiences where they’ve enjoyed being surprised. Focus on the positive and ask what they specifically liked about those times. Use these observations as a baseline when you are planning your own surprise.
Then once you’ve determined what they like/don’t like about surprises, you can plan a unique one for them! This surprise will be more likely to go over well because you’ve planned with their needs in mind. A surprise does not have to be elaborate. It does not have to involve a big production or lots of people.
A simple, personal surprise, like a special card can be meaningful too. Create a unique card that is straight from your heart with Sendcere. You won’t go wrong with such a simple and sweet gesture!