Myth #5 – Introverts don’t like to go out in public.
Nonsense. Introverts just don’t like to go out in public 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.
There isn’t a whole lot I can say on this subject except for it is right on. I can enjoy going out into public places. Just not very often and when I do I tend to “disconnect”. That’s the best word I can think of. I tend to zone out in public places and kind of retract into my own mind and tune out the people around me. For example, in high school, I rode the bus for all but my senior year. As school buses typically are, it was loud and rambunctious. However I wouldn’t notice. I would typically stare out the window or read a book and become completely oblivious to everyone.
Just the other day I was at the dog park. I can really tell you about the people I saw. But I vividly remember the trees and the ponds.