10 myths about Introverts, With Pictures and Songs selected by Me MrMary


This first part of this(10 Myths part)  was taken from the following website all credit goes to them.
 

In a past post I said something about being and introvert and that launched some cool conversation with various people. I thought I would post these 10 myths about introverts and some clips from a Series of tests I took for a gig I did. I and the people I talked to found it interesting so I thought I would post it. Enjoy!

 

10 Myths About Introverts

In late-2008, I was lucky enough to discover a book called, The Introvert Advantage (How To Thrive in an Extrovert World), by Marti Laney, Psy.D. It felt like someone had written an encyclopedia entry on a rare race of people to which I belong. Not only had it explained many of my eccentricities, it helped me to redefine my entire life in a new and productive context.

Sure, anyone who knows me would say, “Duh! Why did it take you so long to realize you’re an Introvert?” It’s not that simple. The problem is that labeling someone as an Introvert is a very shallow assessment, full of common misconceptions. It’s more complex than that.

A section of Laney’s book (page 71 through page 75) maps out the human brain and explains how neuro-transmitters follow different dominant paths in the nervous systems of Introverts and Extroverts. If the science behind the book is correct, it turns out that Introverts are people who are over-sensitive to Dopamine, so too much external stimulation overdoses and exhausts them. Conversely, Extroverts can’t get enough Dopamine, and they require Adrenaline for their brains to create it. Extroverts also have a shorter pathway and less blood-flow to the brain. The messages of an Extrovert’s nervous system mostly bypass the Broca’s area in the frontal lobe, which is where a large portion of contemplation takes place.

Unfortunately, according to the book, only about 25% of people are Introverts. There are even fewer that are as extreme as I am. This leads to a lot of misunderstandings, since society doesn’t have very much experience with my people. (I love being able to say that.)

So here are a few common misconceptions about Introverts (not taken directly from the book, but based on my own life experience):

Myth #1 – Introverts don’t like to talk.
This is not true. Introverts just don’t talk unless they have something to say. They hate small talk. Get an introvert talking about something they are interested in, and they won’t shut up for days.

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Myth #2 – Introverts are shy.
Shyness has nothing to do with being an Introvert. Introverts are not necessarily afraid of people. What they need is a reason to interact. They don’t interact for the sake of interacting. If you want to talk to an Introvert, just start talking. Don’t worry about being polite.

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Im a rudeboy, do any of you non West Indian Folk know what that means ?

Myth #3 – Introverts are rude.
Introverts often don’t see a reason for beating around the bush with social pleasantries. They want everyone to just be real and honest. Unfortunately, this is not acceptable in most settings, so Introverts can feel a lot of pressure to fit in, which they find exhausting.

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If We are Friends its for Life, We will run this shit and make the muthafukaz drop to a sound track of course because I'm African American, (Ill explain later)

Myth #4 – Introverts don’t like people.

On the contrary, Introverts intensely value the few friends they have. They can count their close friends on one hand. If you are lucky enough for an introvert to consider you a friend, you probably have a loyal ally for life. Once you have earned their respect as being a person of substance, you’re in.

Bonus Track

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Myth #5 – Introverts don’t like to go out in public.
Nonsense. Introverts just don’t like to go out in public FOR AS LONG. They also like to avoid the complications that are involved in public activities. They take in data and experiences very quickly, and as a result, don’t need to be there for long to “get it.” They’re ready to go home, recharge, and process it all. In fact, recharging is absolutely crucial for Introverts.

One at a time because two comes off as desperate

Myth #6 – Introverts always want to be alone.
Introverts are perfectly comfortable with their own thoughts. They think a lot. They daydream. They like to have problems to work on, puzzles to solve. But they can also get incredibly lonely if they don’t have anyone to share their discoveries with. They crave an authentic and sincere connection with ONE PERSON at a time. 

Its not weird if You say you are Method acting. He is preparing to play the part of a gay man whose first few same sex adventures end in jock itch

Myth #7 – Introverts are weird.
Introverts are often individualists. They don’t follow the crowd. They’d prefer to be valued for their novel ways of living. They think for themselves and because of that, they often challenge the norm. They don’t make most decisions based on what is popular or trendy.

Does that look like an aloof Nerd to you? Lifting heavy books and jerking off at ComiCon doesnt build muscle

Myth #8 – Introverts are aloof nerds.
Introverts are people who primarily look inward, paying close attention to their thoughts and emotions. It’s not that they are incapable of paying attention to what is going on around them, it’s just that their inner world is much more stimulating and rewarding to them.

This was me pretending to be the 25th member of the Wu Tang Clan for friend. My gimmick was that I had a speech impediment that made it sound like I was rapping when I wasnt. Fun People

Myth #9 – Introverts don’t know how to relax and have fun.
Introverts typically relax at home or in nature, not in busy public places. Introverts are not thrill seekers and adrenaline junkies. If there is too much talking and noise going on, they shut down. Their brains are too sensitive to the neurotransmitter called Dopamine. Introverts and Extroverts have different dominant neuro-pathways. Just look it up.

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Change?Fix Deez

Myth #10 – Introverts can fix themselves and become Extroverts.
A world without Introverts would be a world with few scientists, musicians, artists, poets, filmmakers, doctors, mathematicians, writers, and philosophers. That being said, there are still plenty of techniques an Extrovert can learn in order to interact with Introverts. (Yes, I reversed these two terms on purpose to show you how biased our society is.) Introverts cannot “fix themselves” and deserve respect for their natural temperament and contributions to the human race. In fact, one study (Silverman, 1986) showed that the percentage of Introverts increases with IQ.

My Own Test

 

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4 comments

  1. I enjoy reading your posts, and this made me smile extra.

    But, all through reading I kept thinking about one point you announced at the beginning and that touched my own unfolding, and this being the scientific explanation of why introverts are introverts.

    In the past (say, two hundred years ago), if one had asked me, “Why are you the way you are?” I’d answer saying, “Because God made me so.” Nowadays, science replaced God. We submit to a higher authority and avoid taking responsibility for who we are while sighing in relief, having relieved our own conscience, “because God or science made me so.”

    This isn’t to throw out science, au contraire. It’s just to give it its rightful place in life — a tool and not a master. Life not being reduced to a bunch of laws, nor love to a chemical balance or imbalance.

    I am who I am because I accepted myself and willed my own path in life.

    In any case, my thoughts on reading your enjoyable post.

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  2. This was great, Big D. For some reason, I feel like I know you (and the other 25%) much better. You introverts sound like cool, smart peoples. Also, would you mind sharing what “rudeboy” means? Finally, I laughed out loud at the Willy Wonka image. tehehehehe

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