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What a Third Of the World Wants Extroverts to Know

January 5th, 2014

About a third of the people in the world are introverts living in a world of extroverts. As a result, they’re often misunderstood or judged:

Introverts don’t like to talk. This is not true. Introverts just don’t talk unless they have something to say. If you get an introvert talking about something they are interested in, you’ll see.

Introverts are rude. Introverts often don’t see a reason for beating around the bush. They want everyone to just be real and honest. Unfortunately, this is not acceptable in most settings.

Introverts don’t like people. On the contrary, Introverts intensely value the few friends they have. If you are lucky enough for an introvert to consider you a friend, you probably have a loyal ally for life. Once you have earned their respect as being a person of substance, you’re in.

Introverts don’t like to go out in public. Nonsense. Introverts just don’t like to go out in public FOR AS LONG. They take in data and experiences very quickly, and as a result, don’t need to be there for long to “get it.” They’re ready to go home, recharge, and process it all.

Introverts always want to be alone. Introverts are perfectly comfortable with their own thoughts. They think a lot. They daydream. They like to have problems to work on, puzzles to solve. But they can also get lonely if they don’t have anyone to share their discoveries with. They crave an authentic and sincere connection with ONE PERSON at a time.

Introverts don’t know how to relax and have fun. Introverts typically relax at home or in nature, not in busy public places. If there is too much talking and noise going on, they shut down. Their brains are too sensitive to the neurotransmitter called Dopamine. Introverts and Extroverts have different dominant neuro-pathways. Just look it up.

Adapted from ISTJ FB group post by Melissa Chittle

  1. tj
    January 7th, 2014 at 13:01 | #1

    I totally agree! I am an introvert who grew up in a family of extroverts. I always thought there was something wrong with me because I never really fit in with them. I have since taken personality tests and understand that I just don’t have the same social needs as my extrovert family members and prefer to experience life in smaller groups or by myself. Large noisy crowds stress me out and I don’t feel the need to talk for the sake of talking. But my introvert husband and I can spend hours talking to each other about the things that interest us! I used to think I needed to be more extroverted, but I have learned to embrace my introvertedness and that what I have to contribute is valuable too. However, I do make an effort to be less blunt and say things a little more carefully so I don’t hurt people’s feelings. 🙂

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