The Power of Introverts

Most people do not believe them when I tell them I am an introvert.  I get this response you can’t be you seem so normal.  You should know that according to a study that asked the question, “How many people in the World are introverts? Came back with these stunning numbers:

In the 1998 MBTI Manual that came out with Form M. A
National Representative Sample was done in conjunction with the development of Form M, and it is the standard that we go by now. It was the first (and only so
far) stratified random sample done. Here are the EI breakdowns:

E 49.3%, I 50.7%

E 45.9%, I 54.1%

E 52.5%, I 47.5%

Laney and Wagele used earlier “estimates”of 25% I/75% E (probably from the 1985 MBTI Manual). The 1998 National Representative Sample (Total = 3,009, Males = 1,478, Females = 1,531).

This information is from representatives.

Maybe this short TED talk will help you overcome common misconceptions about introverts.




27 Comments on “The Power of Introverts

  1. I was born an introvert, but I overcame some of the shyness, and backwardness. I believe the Lord has influenced my life, and my personality. I talk when I want to, and there is no sweating of hands, and stuttering. I believe in overcoming by the blood of the Lamb. A friend stuttered terribly. I began talking more to Him, and he still stuttered. We prayed with him, and he lost this except when he would become nervous. He improved so much that he spoke publicly for a time.


      • My husband has been preaching since he was 16 when he came to Christ. His compassion is apparent. I believe the Lord calls people into ministry. I was called into full time ministry, and found that it wasn’t to the ministry. It was to teaching. I thought I would be a missionary. Now I reach many countries. God was speaking, and I didn’t realize it. I am grateful for Rubies corner’s blog. It is growing.


  2. I was imprisoned by the fear of people, but I was set free so much that I can speak to an audience without having problems with my face. My mouth would not allow me to speak, but I rebuked this, and went on to speak. People waited and I continued speaking from that point with freedom. I don’t think I will ever forget the freedom to speak!


  3. I love Susan Cain! Haven’t finished reading her book, Quiet, but her book is powerful. It made me understand so many things about myself and why the American society conforms to a certain type of personality, which I never realized to begin with. It’s very annoying though. Like introverts aren’t ‘normal’?? Pisses me off. What is normal anyway? A lot of times I use the word “introvert” and there is this subtle negativity instead of embracing it.


  4. I love this!!! I am a shy extrovert. And my boyfriend is an introvert so we are right there with you. There’s a very good book I would recommend reading that my boyfriend showed me all about this it’s called Quiet by Susan Cain. Thanks for the post!


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