Carl Gustav Jung is the psychiatrist who discussed introversion and extroversion. He neither intended nor could he predict what people would make of his theories. In a world where knowledge is right at the hands of people, we run across several terms and understand them with our own perception of it. That’s how it works; we know things through what we already know. Hence the meaning of many words changes through time, and after a long time, they mean something else than what they were supposed to mean. For example, if you take the term ‘literally,’ it was actually supposed to say something in a literal sense. Like something had really happened. But the wrong usage of the word ‘literally,’ had now literally changed the meaning to quite the opposite of what it actually meant. Now, ‘literally’ is used to explain a phenomenon with an exaggerated figure of speech. “I literally feel like I’m flying” doesn’t actually mean that a person feels like he’s flying.
Similarly, the terms introversion and extroversion have been used, overused, and now they are being abused as an excuse. People use introversion as a shield to protect themselves from doing something. This meaning has become a doping agent and has been adding impurities in the minds of people. People have somehow interpreted from Carl Jung’s theories that there exist two kinds of people, introverts and extroverts. Introverts are people who shy away or not willing to participate in any friendly activities, and extroverts are extremely outgoing people. People weren’t satisfied by the distinction and have also found a mediocre position called ‘Ambiversion.’ An ambivert is both introvert and extrovert given the circumstances and people present.
Carl Jung has stated in his theories that all people are both introverts and extroverts, given the circumstances and their own essence. According to what people call an ambivert, Carl Jung’s actual theory suggests that all the people are Ambiverts! Hence the meaning which is being abused is erroneous and just a psychological phenomenon, which is only an impact of the hysteria. The hysteria is real! People overused these words to define people. The actual theory didn’t mean to describe someone.
Introversion and extroversion have now become no less than zodiac signs. Zodiac signs, no matter if you believe it is true is actually unscientific, and informally it is called ‘bullshit.’ And again bullshit not in the literal sense but figuratively, calling it a cold lie. The definitions have been abused so much that everyone with common knowledge is aware of the terms. Many people who have a lot of fears and are suffering from anxiety consider themselves an introvert. Instead of coming out of such worries and trying to fight the anxiety, they have accepted their concerns as they think they can’t do anything about it. They believe they’ve born such a way, an introvert. Or few “intellectuals” believe their life had conditioned them to be an introvert. True! Your life had conditioned you to be whatever you are now. But whatever you want to be is actually in your hands. We have developed so much and have already been advanced in many types of psychological analysis that there are techniques of self-analysis to overcome lots of fears. Some methods can be performed self or through counselling, if one feels uncontrollably anxious. Instead of using the introversion as an excuse, one should try to overcome their fears by coming out of their comfort zones.
“Bullshit” speakers have gone so far into spreading erroneous statements about introversion that they have also started explaining what kinds of clothes an introvert likes to wear, what color they want, and how they would choose anything.
Every human is different and unique from each other. Each human finds his own essence and has free will. One may have uncontrollable situations that have oppressed their freedom, but what happens to them is in their own hands. One can choose to do whatever they want to do, given a set of moral conditioning. Don’t be lazy and use introversion as an excuse for your incapability to come out of your comfort zone.
You not going out because you don’t want to, or there is an underlying issue you have to work on and fight instead of accepting that you are introverted. If you don’t have a problem and you are comfortable spending time alone, enjoy it. Don’t say that you are proud to be an introvert. Don’t make an idiot of yourself.