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Is It Really Shyness or Introversion?

Is It Really Shyness or Introversion?

Written by Millionaire’s Digest Team Member: Diksha Krishna

Founder & Owner of: Melangemagic

Millionaire’s Digest Team, Contributor, Fashion and Successful Living Writer


Introversion is a tendency wherein a person gains energy in solitude and silence. But, very often it is misunderstood to be shyness. It is a myth that, people who are shy are categorized as introverts. But, in most of the cases, introverts do enjoy socializing and hanging out with people. People who are shy tend to get uncomfortable when they are surrounded with people. The society’s views on introversion are way too different from the actual concept. Introverts enjoy socializing in their own way. They may not be as expressive as extroverts, but they do enjoy their life in solitude. In fact, introverts are more creative than extroverts. Introverts tend to observe and learn. So, having said that, it is important to know the distinguishment between shyness and introversion. Shyness may be a personality trait of a weak person whereas introversion often becomes the strength of person if utilized in an efficient manner.

So, it is not important for an introvert to be shy or a person who is shy to be an introvert. The society should definitely change its views on introversion. Are you an introvert, or an extrovert? What do you think about introversion? Comment in the comment section below!

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Article Credits: Diksha Krishna

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25 thoughts on “Is It Really Shyness or Introversion?”

  1. I am also an introvert, well I love to say I am selectively introverted. I really like solitude but I open up when I am in the midst of close friends or amongst fellow scholars. I agree with you on the fact that shyness is usually mistaken for introversion and vice versa.

  2. You said this so, perfectly ! I have grown up shy , but the older I get , the more it goes away and I tried to explain to me that I’m not shy (anymore) I just don’t fully open to people immediately , it’s my personality , I can’t. I express the side of myself that would be comfortable or adjustable to that person

  3. Your point hits home. I am an introvert, but I am not shy. I coach hockey. Public speaking is inherent to the vocation of coaching. As a result, most people wrongly assume I am an extrovert.

  4. Informative post, I’m an introvert, so when people say I’m “shy”, it really frustrates me because I like talking, but I do observe my surroundings, so people interpret that as I’m stand-offish and shy. It does take me a while to warm up to someone, just because I want to get to know the person, but after that, I can be relaxed. I love my alone time, it’s a way for me to recharge.

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