Even with all the awareness of what it means to be an introvert, I think there is still a lot of things that people think about introverts that are not true.
1. We don't like to be around people.
False. We don't like to be around a large crowd of people. We do better in smaller groups.
2. We are always quiet.
This is partly true. We are quiet in situations in which we feel uncomfortable. If we are in a comfortable situation, we will talk your head off. If we don't have something to say, we don't say anything.
3. We are not friendly.
False. I cannot speak for all introverts but for me I struggle with small talk. It becomes awkward and it makes it hard to try in future social situations.
4. We cannot be leaders.
False. I thought this was true until I read an article about leaders and introverts on the Quiet Revolution website. We just lead differently.
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