Myths about extroverts and introverts
Psychologists have identified two personality traits – introversion and extroversion. An introvert pays more attention to their inner and subjective world of thoughts whereas an extrovert finds the external world more important.
But it seems that people have developed misconceptions about both characters and seem to judge people because of this. What you have to remember is that each one of us posses both traits – it’s just one attitude is more dominant than the other.
We have selected some of the most common myths about introverts and extraverts.
Misconceptions about introverts:
Introverts don’t like to talk
They talk when they have something to say – if you know what they are interested in then they will never stop talking.
Introverts are shy
They always need a reason to interact – this does not mean that they are shy to talk to people but they will not interact just for the sake of interacting.
Introverts don’t like people
Friendship is very important to introverts, they may not have many friends but they really value the few friends they have.
Introverts always want to be alone
They do think and day dream a lot and therefore are comfortable with their own thoughts. But this does not mean that they want to spend every second on their own – like everyone, introverts can get lonely too.
Misconception about extroverts:
Extroverts are attention seekers
The problem here is that they may seem like attention seekers because they are more open in contrast to introverts.
Extroverts like to talk
What they don’t like is an awkward silence, so they try not to let that happen by talking.
Extraverts are not shy
They can be but they just cover it up by being energietic and interacting with others.