7 Very Popular Myths about Introverts That Aren't True ...

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There are a lot of persistent myths about introverts out there!

Most of them are not even true but despite this, a lot of people tend to believe all of them.2

The thing that differentiates most introverts from extroverts is the fact that while extroverts always want to be surrounded by people (this is where they get their energy from), introverts need to spend some time alone every day, so they can recharge.

Marti Laney, the author of “The Introvert Advantage (How to Thrive in an Extrovert World),” explains how neuro-transmitters follow different dominant paths in the nervous systems of introverts and extroverts.

Apparently, introverts are over-sensitive to dopamine, thus external stimulation overdoses exhaust them, while extroverts can’t get enough dopamine, and they require adrenaline for their brains to create it.3

Laurie Helgoe, Ph.D, author of “Introvert Power: Why Your Inner Life Is Your Hidden Strength,” shows how external activities excite extroverts, while ideas and inner reflection stimulate introverts (who tend to have busier brains than extroverts).

She say that “Brain imaging studies have shown that when introverts and extroverts respond to external stimulation, introverts have more activity in the regions of the brain that process information, make meaning and problem solve.” This way, she explains why introverts need solitude and time to do some self-reflection, so they can analyze different ideas and be able to think things through before they decide to take action, while extroverts tend to express themselves more easily verbally.

Here are a few very popular myths about introverts that aren’t true despite what other people might think:

1. Introverts Don’t like to Talk

One of the most persistent myths about introverts that is completely false is the common belief that introverts don’t like to talk.

This is just not true.

They just spend a little more time analyzing things, they don’t like to rush and they like to gather all the facts before making a decision.

Most of them do hate small talk;

they would rather talk about things that interest and fascinate them, so you could learn something new.

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