Top 10 Misconceptions About Introverts


The Top Ten

1 Introverts are shy

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

2 Introverts are stupid

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

3 Introverts are rude

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

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

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

7 Introverts can become extroverts
8 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. - Britgirl

9 Introverts are weak/cowards

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

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.

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