Extroverts are usually the ones taking center stage at most gatherings. They do not mind being interrupted while focusing on a task; in fact, they are capable of multitasking. They dexterously fulfill their projects all while engaging in conversations with their colleagues and friends. Also Read - Weight Loss Tip: Brain, Not Willpower, Decides if You Will Lose Weight Or Not
Extroverts are far more approachable in any scenario because they are open minded, frank, accessible and less private. A lot of great revolutionaries have proved that extroverts and introverts cannot be put in separate categories and have broken the myths associated with these two kinds of people. Also Read - Eye Health: Follow These 5 Tips To Take Care of Your Eyesight
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Mahatma Gandhi is a great example of this. He could garner people’s attention, he could easily strike conversations—most people have called him an extrovert, but he was also an inward-looking person. On the other hand, he was also very stern in expressing his views and opinions.
Another alleged extrovert, Winston Churchill, was always filled with energy, though he never allowed that to come in his way of his work. He was a writer extraordinaire and also went on to win Nobel Prize in Literature for his memoirs.
Here are a few myths that extroverts have to deal with on an on-going basis, that are also completely untrue!
1. Extroverts are attention-seekers
Most extroverts are often seen as people who always want to grab attention. But it is just part of their personality to own the room they are in. Eventually, they do end up getting a lot of attention.
2. Extroverts are natural orators
Not all extroverts have the ability to give a brilliant speech without being nervous. Oration requires a special set of skills and is a lot different from boldly having discussions in friends circles or parties.
3. Extroverts are poor listeners
Extroverts think out loud—but that does not mean they are not listening. They usually ask a lot of open-ended questions to gather ideas and thoughts of the other person.
4. Extroverts never like to be alone
Extroverts usually have a reputation for being highly sociable—but it is not true that they need constant interaction with people. Sometimes, it feels good to take a break from social interactions and be by yourself.
5. Extroverts are always happy
Being bubbly and cheerful does not mean extroverts are happy all the time. It is their nature to be lively, but like everyone else, extroverts have their ups and downs as well.
6. Extroverts are better performers at work
Each workplace has a different style of working. Some companies have an open floor which suits extroverts more than sticking to their cubicles.
7. Extroverts are shallow
Usually, people who are quiet and lost in their own world are considered deep, insightful people, while talkative, chirpy people are considered shallow because they like to mingle with the crowd and not be alone—but this is not true. For example, Margaret Thatcher was an extrovert, yet she could draw a deep analysis of political situations.