Myths About Introverts

Carl King lists 10 myths about introverts, drawing from a combination his own experience in his life, and a book he read on the subject. As a fellow introvert, I resonate with all 10 of these in some way. Here's a couple:

Myth #1 – Introverts don’t like to talk. This is not true. Introverts just don’t talk unless they have something to say. They hate small talk. Get an introvert talking about something they are interested in, and they won’t shut up for days.

Myth #3 – Introverts are rude. Introverts often don’t see a reason for beating around the bush with social pleasantries. They want everyone to just be real and honest. Unfortunately, this is not acceptable in most settings, so Introverts can feel a lot of pressure to fit in, which they find exhausting.

I think I run into these two the most. Extroverts relax, I don't hate you.

Myth #10 in the list points out that introverts can't be fixed. We live in a culture that views introversion as a weakness that needs to be overcome, and that's a shame. Here's a list of famous introverts that proves otherwise.