Introductions for Introverts

Since introverts are not very good at introducing themselves, I’ll do it for them. Carl King has put together a list of ten myths about introverts. The word introvert is misunderstood and thought of as a bad trait. It’s often used in retrospect to describe serial killers and closet abusers but it is a character trait that defines about one quarter of the population.

Myth #2 – Introverts are shy.
Shyness has nothing to do with being an Introvert. Introverts are not necessarily afraid of people. What they need is a reason to interact. They don’t interact for the sake of interacting. If you want to talk to an Introvert, just start talking. Don’t worry about being polite.

Myth #5 – Introverts don’t like to go out in public.
Nonsense. Introverts just don’t like to go out in public FOR AS LONG. They also like to avoid the complications that are involved in public activities. They take in data and experiences very quickly, and as a result, don’t need to be there for long to “get it.” They’re ready to go home, recharge, and process it all.

Myth #9 – Introverts don’t know how to relax and have fun.
Introverts typically relax at home or in nature, not in busy public places. Introverts are not thrill seekers and adrenaline junkies. If there is too much talking and noise going on, they shut down. Their brains are too sensitive to the neurotransmitter called Dopamine. Introverts and Extroverts have different dominant neuro-pathways.

Remind you of anyone? =]



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1 Comment

  1. MV
    MV06-27-2011

    I was a little surprised by how much I identified with this.

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