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    Introverts: Myths and Confusion

    Introverts are people whose energy and attention tend to be drawn inward. Introverts are often introspective and can sometimes spend too much time in their own thoughts. However, contrary to popular opinion, introverts are not necessarily shy or averse to socializing (although they certainly can be). Here is a list of  top ten myths about introverts.

    Along these lines is an excellent article by Susan Cain, author of the blog Quiet. Cain outlines some of the confusion regarding introversion and shyness. Are they the same? (No!) Can a person exhibit signs of shyness but also be an extrovert? (Yes!)

    Are You Shy, Introverted, Both, or Neither (and Why Does it Matter)?

    Have you ever been misunderstood as an introvert?

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    One Response to “Introverts: Myths and Confusion”

    1. Alex says:

      “Myth #2 – Introverts are shy.”

      What defines an introvert? I suppose the APA and the layman have different definitions. For instance, the definition for introvert on the Merriam Webster website is as follows: “one whose personality is characterized by introversion; broadly : a reserved or shy person”.