This myth goes with the belief that most engineers are introverts, and the corresponding belief that introverts are bad communicators. The truth is, both introverts and extroverts can be fantastic communicators, as these skills can be learned and developed over time. Some of my favorite people to listen and talk to in the entire world are introverts. Perhaps most famously in recent years, Susan Cain is developing what she calls the “Quiet Revolution” to help the world recognize the power of introverts in such a noisy world. As an introvert, she has overcome massive anxiety around public speaking to become a prolific speaker. In the engineering world, you can look to great leaders like Bill Gates (Microsoft), Steve Wozniak (Apple), and Larry Page (Google).