Your Personality Type
Misconceptions about Introverts
Something that contributes to our core set of beliefs is our Personality type. To understand personality is to understand the way we perceive and filter the world. Each personality type has a unique set of strengths, weaknesses, fears, motivations, and styles of relating. Our personality is our mental filter and it colors how we see and experience the world. By default, we assume that others perceive the world as we do and are motivated by the same underlying beliefs and assumptions. This is not the case. Understanding the personality of both ourselves and others helps us in relationships, in our work place, and in our basic ability to relate and communicate well with others.
What are your basic fears ? What are the basic motivations? What is your style of relating? What core emotions drives you? What are your strengths, your weaknesses? What are your core beliefs about the world?
A very general overview of basic personality types with simple descriptors. Read More
• ONE - Principled, rule following, purposeful, self-controlled & perfectionistic
• TWO - Generous, demonstrative, people-pleasing & possessive
• THREE - Adaptable, excelling, driven & image-conscious
• FOUR - Expressive, dramatic, self-absorbed & temperamental
• FIVE - Perceptive, innovative, secretive & isolated
• SIX - The Committed, Security-Oriented Type: Engaging, Responsible, Anxious, and Suspicious
• SEVEN - Spontaneous, versatile, acquisitive & scattered
• EIGHT - Self-confident, independent, decisive, willful, direct & confrontational
• NINE - Receptive, reassuring, agreeable & complacent
LESLIE CAPEHART, PH.D.
The primary misconception about introverts is that introverts are asocial or unfriendly. What makes them an introvert is that they prefer less stimulating, lower-key and quieter environments. That’s why they’d rather be in the company of close friends, or share a glass of wine with one person. They might have fun at a big party, but after an hour or two, they’ll want to go home, because they’ve had enough stimulation for the night.
LESLIE CAPEHART, PH.D.
Across the internet you can find many articles written on introverts.
Myth #1 – Introverts don’t like people.
On the contrary, Introverts intensely value the few friends they have. They can count their close friends on one hand. If you are lucky enough for an introvert to consider you a friend, you probably have a loyal ally for life. Once you have earned their respect as being a person of substance, you’re in.
Myth #2 – Introverts don’t like to talk.
This is not true. Introverts just don’t talk unless they have something to say. They hate small talk. Get an introvert talking about something they are interested in, and they won’t shut up for days.
Myth #3 – Introverts are shy.
Shyness has nothing to do with being an Introvert. Introverts are not necessarily afraid of people. What they need is a reason to interact. They don’t interact for the sake of interacting. If you want to talk to an Introvert, just start talking. Don’t worry about being polite.
Myth #4 – Introverts are rude.
Introverts often don’t see a reason for beating around the bush with social pleasantries. They want everyone to just be real and honest. Unfortunately, this is not acceptable in most settings, so Introverts can feel a lot of pressure to fit in, which they find exhausting.
Myth #5 – Introverts don’t like to go out in public.
Nonsense. Introverts just don’t like to go out in public or crowds FOR AS LONG. They also like to avoid the complications that are involved in public activities. They take in data and experiences very quickly, and as a result, don’t need to be there for long to “get it.” They’re ready to go home, recharge, and process it all. In fact, recharging is absolutely crucial for Introverts.
Myth #6 – Introverts always want to be alone.
Introverts are perfectly comfortable with their own thoughts. They think a lot. They daydream. They like to have problems to work on, puzzles to solve. But they can also get incredibly lonely if they don’t have anyone to share their discoveries with. They crave an authentic and sincere connection with ONE PERSON at a time.
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