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10 February 2022 | By John Hackston

It may come as a surprise, but there are more introverts than extraverts in the world. According to data collected by Myers-Briggs, around 56 percent of the US population prefers introversion, with just 44 percent—fewer than half—having an extraverted approach to life.

That might be because introversion is often misunderstood: it’s not about being shy or socially inept, but rather about energy and focus. Introverts get their energy from and prefer to focus their attention on their internal thoughts and feelings. They operate in a more extraverted way when they need to—often very effectively—but eventually they need to spend quiet time recharging their batteries.

Read the full article at ATD.