Myths About Introverts Essay

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1. INTRODUCTION According to a Swiss psychologist known an Carl Jung, Jung's theory of Psychological types, a man whom cannot be omitted when talking about psychological types he invented the idea of various psychological types; he says everyone is different in their particular ways, therefore classifying humans under Extroverts and Introverts. Susan Cain says "Of course, we all fall at different points along the introvert-extrovert spectrum. Even Carl Jung, who popularized these terms in the first place, said there was no such thing as a pure introvert or a pure extrovert -- that "such a man would be in a lunatic asylum." There's also a term, ambivert, for people who fall smack in the middle of the spectrum." What differentiates them is the way they process the data that comes to them and how these information comes to them. "Basically an introvert is a person who is energized by being alone and whose energy is drained by being around other people" (Bainbridge, C., 2012) while "an extrovert is a person who is energized by being around other people"(Bainbridge, C., 2012). While introverts see extroverts as never shutting up and being everywhere, extroverts tend to look at introverts as being weird. It is being said that no one can be extremely introverts and also no one can be extremely extroverts, a person has a little of each, but more of one than the other and this basis the classification. Unfortunately for introverts we live in an extroverted word, the norms, practises and suggestions of the world is pointed to being extroverted. Introverts who make up 25 percent of the population and 65 percent of the gifted population are seen as strange or abnormal for many reasons such as they never have conversations or they are reserved and prefer being quiet. As a result of this, there are many tags, sayings or definitions people have for introverts, these are wrong,

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