Busting up the mythology


I am pleased that the door to introversion has swung wide open. Yet despite the rise of the introverts many misconceptions linger.  Some writers like  Margarita Tartakovsky, an eager Psychcentral.com Associate Editor are intent on clearing up some misconceptions about I’s and E’ and I was happy to oblige.

This week she wrote a nice piece called 7 Persistent Myths about Introverts and Extroverts and in between discussing hot tea remedies for a sore throat (which I had but not from discussing this topic) and Florida State (we both went there) we took on exploding some myths. For instance:

 2. Myth: Introverts don’t make good public speakers.Fact: “At least half of people who speak for a living are introverted in nature,” Kahnweiler said. They just prepare and practice really well, and “they draw from their strengths.”

5. Myth: Extroverts are bad listeners.

Fact: “Extroverts can be incredible listeners, because they draw people out by their open-ended questions and paraphrasing,” Kahnweiler said. For instance, they might say, “So tell me more about that” or “What you said was…” Extroverts are able to develop rapport with others and know how to make people comfortable, she said.

It is an easy read…let me know what you think.


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