Being a introvert I found this to be on point. To such an extent sometimes introverts themselves fall into these misconceptions and think they are not “normal” as if that word was ever defined.
I found a great article addressing the misconceptions we have about introverts. In a world that can’t stop talking, it’s easy to misinterpret silence and reflection as shyness, unfriendliness, or lack of interest in other people.
Reblogged from http://elibishop.com/2011/07/27/10-myths-about-introverts/
Definition of introverts via Wikipedia:
Introverts are people whose energy tends to expand through reflection and dwindle during interaction. They often take pleasure in solitary activities such as reading, writing, music, drawing, tinkering, playing video games, watching movies and plays, and using computers. The archetypal artist, writer, sculptor, engineer, composer, and inventor are all highly introverted. An introvert is likely to enjoy time spent alone and find less reward in time spent with large groups of people. They prefer to concentrate on a single activity at a time and like to observe situations before they participate. Introverts are easily overwhelmed by too much stimulation from social gatherings and engagement. They…
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