The Introvert-Extrovert Lie (EXPOSED): What They Never Told You
Tai Lopez Apr 30, 2024
What social media tells you about introverts and extroverts is wrong. It’s not about how you “recharge your batteries”. On social media you’ll see people talking about extroverts “recharging their batteries” by being with other people, while introverts do it by being alone. It’s a dumb concept.

Carl Jung, the guy who invented the words “introvert” and “extrovert” gives a completely different definition. Remember, learn from people whose thoughts have endured throughout the decades, not a dumb influencer on the internet who made a 30 second video.

Understanding the Origins

Look, every person needs alone time. Nobody can be around people all of the time. We all need a break. Carl Jung talks about introversion and extroversion in terms of how you process information, how you understand the world around you.

Extroversion: an "outward-turning" of psychic energy. Extroverts process by interacting with the world outside of them. Do you know people who need to “talk to think”? They’re extroverts. They interact with the outside world and that lets their brain process information better.

That’s why they’re perceived to be more social.

Introversion: defined by Jung as an "inward-turning" of psychic energy. Introverts focus their energy and attention inward. The “quiet thinkers”. Usually to think quietly, you need to be alone.

That’s why they’re perceived to be less social.

Don’t Confuse Social Anxiety With Introversion

In the modern world people tend to confuse having social anxiety with being an introvert.

Let me tell you something. Introverts are social. Want an example? Elon Musk. He’s clearly an introvert, but he has over 100,000 employees in Tesla alone. He goes to events where he networks with celebrities and other wealthy people.

Elon Musk is an introvert, and he knows how to be social.

Look at the rest of The Forbes List top 10. They all seem to be introverts, but they know how to socialize. They know how to interact with people.

The Impact on Personal and Professional Life

Understanding whether you are an introvert or extrovert can influence your choices in life significantly. For introverts, finding careers or hobbies that allow for deep thought and solitary work can lead to greater satisfaction and success. Extroverts, on the other hand, may find themselves thriving in dynamic environments that require active engagement and constant interaction.

But make no mistake… whether you’re an introvert or an extrovert, you need social skills to scale.

Don’t Fight Your Personality

You don’t have to try and change your personality. Remember the words from the Oracle of Delphi: “know thyself”.

It’s more important that you know your personality so you can “build from strength” as Peter Drucker says.

You should take this personality test. It’ll tell you more than just whether you’re introverted or extroverted.

It’s a hormone driven personality type quiz that will even help you understand what level of risk tolerance you can tolerate. A key metric for any entrepreneur looking to scale.

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