Top 10 Misconceptions About Introverts

The Top Ten
1 Introverts are shy

I heard that the basic difference between introverts and extroverts was that introverts got tired from dealing with other people whereas extroverts got tired by being alone.

I'm a introvert, but I've grown out of the shy part. The only reason I've grown out of this is because I'm sarcastic at basically everyone. I only really open up to people who I'm close to though.

Not always the case. I know a few introverts who will happily instigate and hold an intelligent conversation with many people.

As an INFJ, we prove that you can be social at times and also introverted

2 Introverts are stupid

I'm an introvert by nature. I'm known through my school to be incredibly smart (but socially rejected anyhow.) I don't think I've seen this one.

I'll admit that I have no academic prowess, but I'm far from stupid.

No. I know many introverts who are super intelligent

The more time alone, the more time there is to think

3 Introverts are rude

I'm not a mean person but the way I show my affection is through sarcasm and teasing.

I'd say they are the antithesis of this.

I try not to be

I’m Literally the exact opposite of that

4 Introverts are boring

Boring?! Many of the most prolific writers are introverts. How can having an active and vivid imagination be "boring"?

Sis bye. No, we're not.

5 Introverts are smarter than everyone else

Haha I've never been accused of this.

Being an introvert doesn’t affect your intelligence.

I’m tired of hearing this cliche. Your personality or traits don’t determine how smart you are, no matter what “scientific studies” tell you on some random site on the internet.

6 Introverts are unemotional

I'm probably the most emotional person in my family and out of all my friends.

My family and friends would strongly disagree with this.

We're just less vocal about them

Why would I like downtempo music so much then.

7 Introverts are weak/cowards

Oh this ain't even CLOSE to true, I'm faster than almost ALL my friends, I took karate, I'm gonna learn to use a gun, I took soccer, My friend has a punching bag I've straight up JOHN CENA'D ( DUN DUNNA DUUNN) So whoever has thought of this cliche has never seen me before - Stakamakataka

Not at all. Introverts just have a quieter way of dealing with problematic issues. But the outcome is exactly the same.

I've been accused of this even though I play several sports, including karate

They’re not really.

8 Introverts can become extroverts

Easier said than done

9 Introverts are self-centered

I'd say that extroverts are more inclined to be self-centered. They like to be in the limelight and love attention directed only towards them.

I'm definitely not. I'd help people before myself at any time or day.

My parents think this about me, but I don't know if it’s true or not. I try not to be self-centered

10 Introverts don't have friends

I have seen SO MANY MEMES that talk about how introverts have no friends and don't like to be around people. This is partly true because if I don't have my alone time I start to get stressed but I do like to spend time with my friends

Not true. They just have a few close friends. They like to prefer quality over quantity.

Not true at all, I'm just not friends with the people who insult me

False. I have a ton of friends

The Contenders
11 Introverts are unhappy

Good list.
I'm not happy ALL the time (but then who is? ) But I'm contented most of the time. I enjoy life and the challenges it brings.

12 Introverts don't like to have fun

Who doesn’t like to have fun?

13 Introverts are anti-social

I love people and being around people... until I don't. When the party is just getting started I am super funny and social, but there's only so much "people time" I can take. When I've maxed out on my "people time" I'm pretty grumpy, ornery, and solitary.

Anti-social personality disorder is often linked to sociopathy and most sociopaths are extreme versions of extroverts so this is false.

14 Introverts are unsuccessful in life

Not true! Bill Gates is an introvert and he's one of the richest people in the world.

15 Introverts never go outside
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