Top 10 Misconceptions About Introverts

JakePlaid

The Top Ten

1 Introverts are shy

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

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. - Britgirl

Not necessarily. If I know you I can have a conversation with you but but I’m a little hesitant if I’m unfamiliar with you - Randomator

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. - Cyri

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

Definitely not true - Randomator

Most aren’t. I am though - sadical

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3 Introverts are rude

I try not to be - SirSheep

I’m Literally the exact opposite of that - Randomator

I'd say they are the antithesis of this. - Britgirl

4 Introverts are boring

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

5 Introverts are smarter than everyone else

Haha I've never been accused of this. - Britgirl

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. - JakePlaid

6 Introverts are unemotional

We're just less vocal about them - SirSheep

Why would I like downtempo music so much then. - MChkflaguard_Yt

My family and friends would strongly disagree with this. - Britgirl

7 Introverts can become extroverts

Easier said than done - Randomator

8 Introverts are self-centered

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

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. - Britgirl

9 Introverts are weak/cowards

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

Nope - Randomator

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

10 Introverts are unhappy

Nope - Randomator

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. - Britgirl

The Contenders

11 Introverts are anti-social

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

12 Introverts don't have friends

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

13 Introverts are unsuccessful in life
14 Introverts don't like to have fun
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