It comes as no suprise that many artists and creative types are introverts. Creativity is all about ideas, and artists connect to others on the basis of ideas. Which is, basically, the definition of introversion – one views the world from the inside, and draws energy from being alone or with a small group of people, and then uses that energy to operate within the outside world.
The concern is, most introverts don’t know they are, and so they don’t do the work that restores them and take the time to reenergize. Creative work allows for that rest to happen, even if we’re crazy busy.
As for me, I am an extreme introvert. Like 100% I love people, I love social gatherings, I love to talk, and go out in public, but that’s not what energizes me. And when I realized that’s just who I was, and I’m not aloof or weird, I learned to take of those needs and became way more productive. This, of course, makes sense for a full-time blogger/writer/crafter/artist/editor/guywhoworksathomeandmakesstuff.
Carl King shares ten myths about introverts, from the book, The Introvert Advantage.
Myth #1 – Introverts don’t like to talk.
Myth #2 – Introverts are shy.
Myth #3 – Introverts are rude.
Myth #4 – Introverts don’t like people.
Myth #5 – Introverts don’t like to go out in public.
Myth #6 – Introverts always want to be alone.
Myth #7 – Introverts are weird.
Myth #8 – Introverts are aloof nerds.
Myth #9 – Introverts don’t know how to relax and have fun.
Myth #10 – Introverts can fix themselves and become Extroverts.
Do click through to the original article. It’s helpful information for everyone to know; empowering to introverts, and explaining a lot to extroverts.