Personality

It is very difficult for the extrovert mind to accept introverts. Extroverts believe that introverts are secret extroverts. That is not the case. Let us examine introverts in the context of social media.

Introverts are reserved. They are happy to share their worldview a with others, but they tend to keep personal opinions to themselves. They are careful to not share their lives with many people. If an introvert is using sites such as Instagram, and the profile is public, it is likely business or education. Introverts, by nature, are about quality rather than quantity. They will not share personal, intimate details of their lives with strangers. If anyone says otherwise, s/he is an extrovert.

Introverts gather information prior to forming opinions. They are accused of being closed minded or suffering from cognitive dissonance, but they are the most open minded. Introverts make statements based on facts, research, and evidence. Unlike extroverts, they do not randomly share biased opinions with strangers.

Here is an example.

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If you will note, the commenter is offended that the poster stated facts. The commenter attempted to refute facts with biased opinions. That is like comparing apples to oranges. Extroverts tend to be unhappy with themselves, in general, and seek attention. This commenter posts opinions on strangers’ “walls” to get attention. Extroverts are the most stubborn, because they do not acknowledge or admit when they are wrong. Debates with them are illogical. You will note the commenter stated she would leave the conversation, but she did not. Her insecurity left her in need of control, validation, and attention.

Posting on Instagram and Twitter does not automatically mean one wants attention or to invite conversation. For an introvert, it means sharing information. For the most part, misinformation is a deadly pet peeve to introverts.