The less celebrated, the underestimated, and often misread. Raise your hand if you, as an introvert feel the same quite a lot. It is part of the societal norms that extroverts are more popular, being hailed as sociable, outgoing, and more fun. But that is mainly because of misconceiving introverts as dull, boring people who do not know how to have fun and enjoy their lives. So, to do them some justice, here are 5 introverts myths debunked.
Myth 1: Introverts don’t like people
It is not that they don’t like people, rather their stimulation doesn’t depend on being around people all the time. They just might be more selectively social than extroverts and prefer to have fewer yet deeper friendships. Introverts are not awkward around expressing emotions, they just take time to open up and trust and they know how to build intimate friendships and loyal relationships.
Myth 2: They are shy and don’t like to talk much
Quietness and shyness are often associated with introversion but that’s not the case. Introverts are not shy, socially awkward, or afraid of people, they just need a reason for interaction. They hate small talk but just try to bring up a topic they are interested in and watch them talk on and on.
Myth 3: Introverts don’t know how to have fun and hate partying
They are not boring or dull they are just not adrenaline junkies. They can go partying and be seen at social events, but large crowds can sometimes exhaust them. This is why you don’t see them doing all the talking. They just don’t need to be there for too long or as often. Introverts can still be a lot of fun, crack jokes, or entertain you with an interesting story.
Myth 4: They need to be alone all the time and prefer solitude
Introverts do not avoid people, they just need time to recharge. When they do a lot of socializing, introverts need to spend some time on their own to come back to themselves after being overstimulated in gatherings. Introverts are perfectly fine with their own company but don’t mind the company of others, especially those they love and enjoy being around.
Myth 5: Introverts can work on themselves to become more extroverted
Introversion is not a personality disorder that needs to be worked on. Introverts are the daydreamers, writers, poets, and musicians of the world. The time they spend in solitude is what stimulates their creative minds. The world needs both introverts and extroverts equally.