Well, I wanted to start off with saying that after being super-lazy yesterday and posting a crap thread, I decided to try and redeem myself. Sorry
Everyone’s heard of introverts and extroverts—and people automatically think that extroverts are outgoing and introverts are reclusive. But these
stereotypes aren’t necessarily true. The article explores and debunks five different myths about the two different types of people.
I. “Extroverts get energy from social interaction, whereas introverts get energy from privately reflecting on their
thoughts and feelings.”
Introverts enjoy spending time with people just as much as extroverts. Talking more makes both extroverts and introverts more energetic.
—For everyone, energizing experiences involve social interaction.
The difference between the two has more to do with how each type perceives stimulation. Extroverts crave stimulation whereas introverts are more
likely to seek out quiet in order to reflect.
II. “Introverts are plagued by public speaking anxiety”
No. Public speaking is rated as the top fear among the general public. Speaking is a performance art and has nothing to do with one’s personality.
Introverts and extroverts alike, are involved in performance arts.
III. “Extroverts are better leaders than introverts”
No way, Jose. Even though extroverts are bigger risk-takers, those risks don’t always pay off. Introverts tend to be more reflective in their
management style. Extroverts might want to be leaders more, but their methods aren’t always proactive. Introverts are also much easier to talk to
because they know how to listen and observe carefully.
IV. “Extroverts are better networkers than introverts”
Extroverts can be a bit overbearing and can be annoying at times, whereas introverts’ cooperative and insightful listening style makes people feel
more positively. Introverts are also not necessarily shy individuals—plenty are sociable. Introverts merely avoid people who are emotionally
V. “Extroverts are better salespeople than introverts”
suggests that there is no correlation between extroversion and sales performance.
In fact, apparently most people are actually ambiverts (a combination of an extrovert and introvert) because they adapt depending on the situation.
This makes a lot of sense to me. Being an ENTJ (and highly extroverted), I wondered why I often exhibit qualities of an introvert. For example, I am
an only child and enjoy my alone time. I love the quiet—it’s nice for reading and thinking and daydreaming.
This article confirmed what I already suspected to be true, which is nice because it's kinda validating.
—What do you think?
edit on 28-12-2015 by rukia because: (no reason given)