Top Ten Myths about Introverts
Myth #1 – Introverts don’t like to talk.
This is relatively benign but it is a good point. It really is not that they talk but more of if they have something to say that is truly worth saying. Why waste energy creating small talk when you can get a Introvert to talk about something they love for days.
Myth #2 – Introverts are shy.
Shyness and the word introvert are very dissimilar yet a lot of people associate the two. They are not shy or afraid of people they just need a full reason to really interact with people. They will not interact with a group or individual unless they feel a need to part of it.
Myth #3 – Introverts are rude.
Introverts are hardly rude they just have a different way of approaching things that people may find rude. They do not want to spend a lot of time discussing the pleasant or not so pleasant weather they just want to get down to business. Of course this does put people off and it can cause an introvert to feel isolated in some situations where this type of behavior is expected.
Myth #4 – Introverts don’t like people.
Introverts are the most loving and loyal bunch of people you will ever encounter. Why? Because introverts do not let people into their lives very easily so when they do and you are in the small circle of trust they have built you are in for life.
Myth #5 – Introverts don’t like to go out in public.
Introverts love to be entertained and love sports functions, and just having fun. But the differences are that they just do it for a shorter period of time than others. When they go out they gather the information as quickly as possible until there is nothing left. Then they just want to go home and finish processing it in the security of their home.
Myth #6 – Introverts always want to be alone.
Introverts are fine being with there own thoughts and not always in the comfort of people. They dream of different places and times. They also do get incredibly lonely for companionship and friendship just like others. They like to have someone to share their thoughts feelings and great discoveries. They connect best with just one person at a time.
Myth #7 – Introverts are weird.
It is not that introverts are weird they have a totally different way of thinking about the tasks or process at hand and generally do not follow the crowd. They prefer novel ways of living and thinking and because of that they are able to normally challenge the norm. decisions are not made hastily but with facts that are presented and not what at the moment is trendy.
Myth #8 – Introverts are aloof nerds.
Introverts are more spiritual people then most and have a tendency to look inwards for the answers. They pay close attention to their thoughts and feelings. They do pay attention to what is going on around them but it is not there main focus. The inner world of themselves is more important to them.
Myth #9 – Introverts don’t know how to relax and have fun.
People relax in all different ways and it is those ways that makes us able to deal with the stress of daily life. Introverts are not normally thrill seekers but if there is too much excitement they tend to shut down and go to their inner thoughts to relax even in the middle of a crowd their brains are too sensitive to the neurotransmitter called Dopamine. Introverts and Extroverts have different dominant neuro-pathways. Just look it up.
Myth #10 – Introverts can fix themselves and become Extroverts.
Introverts are just different personality types that deserve the same respect as Extroverts. There temperament and control to the human race is essential. A In fact, one study (Silverman, 1986) showed that the percentage of Introverts increases with IQ.