According to the Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) personality survey, I’m an ISTJ. That “I” means I have a preference for introversion. So I appreciated a blog post titled “10 Myths About Introverts” which I excerpted below.
Whether you consider yourself “introverted” or “extroverted,” there’s a high likelihood that you have forgotten (or never knew) what that label means (sidebar: if you’re using it as a label for yourself or others, shame on you!). This can lead to miscommunication (or, taken to the extreme, ostracism) between introverts and extroverts or a shame about being an introvert. The comics shown here depict two outcomes of that misconception. While I don’t define myself by my introversion, I identify strongly with it and the tendencies that come with that personality preference.
Let me take a minute to educate you on the history of the survey and what introversion and extroversion really mean.