I have felt a great disturbance in the Force. As if millions of Introverts cried out in terror and then were suddenly silenced.
Peoples, I've heard a lot of things about Introverts. Some are true, while others have been false. So in this weeks post (Which I conveniently decided to write Friday night) I will set the record straight as I separate fact from fiction.
But first, let me define what an Introvert exactly is. An Introvert is not always what many picture, most of the time, everyone pictures a socially awkward, quiet person. And it is true, a lot of the time this is the case. However, these quirks have nothing to do with how introverted someone is, It really is just a quirk that many Introverts associate with.
What really defines Introverted and Extroverted is how the person gets and deals with their energy. Extroverts get their energy from hanging out with people and going to social events, while Introverts get energy by curling up on the couch in their onesies and watching T.V. while Hording Ice Cream.
So........... now that I've finished with that brief explanation, I'll get on with the post.
#1. Introverts Don't like to talk: Fiction. It's not so much That we don't like to talk as we don't like small talk. Were the type of people who will contribute to the conversation every once in a while when we have something important or sarcastic to say, but we are not the type to go up to and start chatting or keep a conversation going. But, I mean, it's not as if we cower in terror under our blankets every night when we remember we have to go to a social event the next day.
#2. Introverts Are avid readers: Depends. This really depends on the person (Of course, then again all of these topics really depend on the person) Some Introverts do, and some don't. And don't forget that some Extroverts like to read too. This has nothing to do with how Introverted or Extroverted you are. It all just depends on what you enjoy.
#3. Introvert love to binge watch on Netflix: Mostly Fact. I'm sure there are some of you Introverts out there who have not been seduced by: The Dark Side (Or is it Dork Side?) but, for the most part, from what I've seen anyway, yeah, it's true.
#4. Introverts have social anxiety: Depends. Sometimes.........................
#5. Introverts are all socially awkward: Mostly Fact With the exception of a few, most I have met are socially awkward. Me included, but, don't forget there are different types of socially awkward. Some types just try to hide in a corner and turn invisible, some try to be enjoyable and talk to people but are really bad at talking to people , and others try to be friendly and polite but avoid talking to strangers (I am this type) If your looking for examples of this, think MR Darcy (The 1st type) Barry Allen/ The Flash (The 2nd type) and Captain America/Steve Rogers (3rd type) All three of these characters are remarkably different and yet extremely socially awkward.
#6. Introverts Get Along Better With Introverts Than Extroverts: Fiction This is about as true as someone saying that The Percy Jackson movies stuck to the books. Some Introverts get along better with Introverts, and some get along better with Extroverts, there is no clear science to it. All of it just depends. I mean, I'm very introverted, and yet some of my best friends are Extroverts. So....... Fiction.
So there you have it! a brief rundown of the fact and fiction of an introvert.
What are some Facts and Fiction that you have noticed? Did I miss any? (I probably did) Leave it in the comments below, and I will do my best to leave a normal non awkward reply.