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13 Misconceptions About Introverts That Need To Stop
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Published: Apr 20, 2016

Introverts are the most misunderstood bunch of people. They are different from extroverts but that doesn’t mean they are completely opposite. Here’s a list of misconceptions about introverts that need to to stop immediately.

Misconception #1: They are shy.

Being introverted and shy are two completely different things. Not every introvert is shy and vice versa.

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Misconception #2: They don’t like to talk.

They don’t like small-talk because it is a waste of time. They believe in real conversation.

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Misconception #3: They don’t like going out in public.

They enjoy going to parties as long as they are surrounded by close friends and loved ones.

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Misconception #4: They always love to be alone.

They do enjoy being on their own but they also crave for human interaction.

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Misconception #5: They don’t make good public speakers.

Introverts become great public speakers because they know how to put their thoughts together and they practice their speech.

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Misconception #6: They don’t know how to have fun.

Just because their definition of “having fun” is different from yours doesn’t mean the are having fun.

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Misconception #7: They are anti-social.

They prefer to spend time socializing in their inner circle of friends. This doesn’t mean they are anti-social.

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Misconception #8: They are boring.

Let them be in their comfort zone and see how much fun they are.

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Misconception #9: They do not make good leaders.

They can be great leaders because they are amazing listeners.

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Misconception #10: They are self absorbed.

They keep to themselves and that doesn’t make them self-absorbed. They would do anything for the people they love.

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Misconception #11: They are rude.

Introverts do not show a lot of emotions and that’s why are misunderstood to be rude.

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Misconception #12: They don’t like people.

They take time to let someone become an important part of their lives. Once you are in, they will never let you down.

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Misconception #13: Introverts can become extroverts.

No, they can’t “fix” themselves because there is nothing to fix. They are who they are and they can’t and don’t have to be an extrovert.

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