More Than Meets The Eye: 7 Myths About Introverts That You Shouldn’t Believe

We humans tend to judge and stereotype people a lot, but what most of us often end up doing is a case of misjudgment. So much so that forming an opinion without knowing the whole truth has become second nature to our society.

For a long time ‘introverts’ have been categorized as many things and have been labelled ‘boring’ and ‘mean’. But it’s time we debunk these myths and put in a little effort to actually get to know someone before we form a judgement. While we are conditioned to judge a book by its cover, seldom we form the right opinions about anything. So here’s what being an introvert means:

Introverts don’t like to socialise.

They don’t like to socialize unless there is a reason to do so. Take them to a place or event they are interested in and you will see them have the best time of their life. You might also be surprised to see them talk non-stop when talking about their favourite things. What they do avoid, however, are small talks.

Introverts are too blunt.

They avoid filters when expressing their feelings towards someone. They like to keep it real and simple, and unfortunately this is not acceptable in most settings. They are honest, but that does not mean they are intentionally hurtful.

Introverts only enjoy their own company.

They might like to think a lot and maybe talk less. but if they don’t have anyone to share their discoveries and feelings with, they might feel lonely.

Introverts are weird.

Introverts think for themselves and don’t like to always ‘put it out there’. Their decisions are clear in their head and rarely feel the need to justify them to the world.

Introverts are nerds.

An introvert’s experiences and opinions might be different than most, but that does not mean they are all ‘nerds’.

Introverts don’t like people.

They sure take their time to get to know someone, but once they do, they form an unbreakable bond with the other person.

Introverts are typically ‘shy’ people.

Introverts aren’t necessarily shy, but most times, what they do need is a strong reason to interact. They might shy away from small talk but never from a meaningful conversation.