There are so many misconceptions out there about introverts.
Here are 8 common myths and truths about introverts to set the record straight. Not sure if you’re an introvert or not? Check out this article to find out: 8 Signs You’re An Introvert
Introvert Myth # 1 – They Hate People
It’s a very common myth that introverts despise other people. This is not true, while introverts are usually exhausted by conversation at times, they love people. Large extraverted personalities can be exhausting for introverts, but it doesn’t mean they don’t love their extraverted friends and family.
Introvert Myth # 2 – They Don’t Like to Socialize
Introverts actually like to talk or write, they just need time to process and analyze what they think first. They tend to get socially exhausted after a lot of socializing. In my case I just need time to be alone and unwind to regain my energy again, and this is typical of a lot of other introverts as well.
I only have one cat, thank you very much. Introverts are not weird, crazy cat ladies, we are just deep in thought, home-loving souls who love ALL animals.
Introvert Myth # 4 – They’re Socially Awkward
This may be a tiny bit true for me, but just because socializing is difficult for me doesn’t mean people notice my awkwardness. I’m actually quite witty, funny and sarcastic once you get to know me. Most people find me quite hilarious thank you… and humble.
Introvert Truth # 1 – They Dislike Small Talk
Introverts are not keen on discussing the weather for twenty minutes. We are however, intrigued by deep and meaningful conversation. I could talk about faith, life, motherhood and politics for hours if you let me. The way people think and view life is fascinating to me because it’s raw and real, the weather – not so much.
Introverts usually prefer a small group of friends talking and connecting as opposed to giant parties. We may attend a party here and there, but you’ll probably find us in the corner with a couple of friends or in my case getting to know the host’s dog.
Introvert Truth # 3 – They Over Think Everything
Introverts are constantly thinking. My brain is like a hamster wheel that never stops moving. I analyze conversations I had, wondering if I said something wrong. I also constantly feel defensive for not being extroverts like “everyone” else around me. I think of new ideas, I stress about the future and I’m always considering ways to improve myself as a person…it’s really exhausting actually.
Introvert Truth # 4 – They’re Loyal and Very Loving
So many people assume because introverts appear “shy” or “anti-social” that they’re incapable of making deep connections. This could not be further than the truth, introverts love with such loyalty. Once we let you in, you could not have a more thoughtful friend on your side. Introverts are guarded, but once they let that guard down they love you in the deepest way possible.
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