23 Signs You’re Secretly a Narcissist Masquerading as a Sensitive Introvert
The views expressed are those of the author and are not necessarily those of Scientific American. If I see one more listicle about introversion, I’m going to cry. It started out with the fairly reasonable “31 Unmistakable Signs That You’re An Introvert.” Sure, many of the items on the list offered an exaggerated version of introversion, but there were some real gems that had a large grain of truth. Like this one: But then this happened: 22 Signs Your Dog’s An Introvert "He often wears headphones with no music playing, in the hopes no one will try and talk to him." You’d think that’d be enough for a lifetime of listicles. Another common misconception perpetuated by these listicles is that introversion and sensory processing sensitivity are the same thing. “While extroverts tend to get bored easily when they don’t have enough to do, introverts have the opposite problem — they get easily distracted and overwhelmed in environments with an excess of stimulation.” Really? So here’s the test. Done?