Myths… about Introverts

We’ve been studying the Meyers-Briggs personality types, and while there are an above-average number of introverts among our cohort, world-wide the average has been set at around 25%.

This blog post covers 10 myths about introverts. It was a good, short read, and I thought it jived well with what we have been learning.

These are some things I liked, that affirm what introverts are, at least, from my own perspective.

  1. Introverts just don’t talk unless they have something to say.
  2. Introverts often don’t see a reason for beating around the bush with social pleasantries.
  3. They can count their close friends on one hand. If you are lucky enough for an introvert to consider you a friend, you probably have a loyal ally for life.
  4. They don’t make most decisions based on what is popular or trendy.
  5. If there is too much talking and noise going on, they shut down.

I felt like Carl was describing me! The recommended book is The Introvert Advantage by Marti Olsen Laney.

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