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Extroversion

Think You're An Introvert? You're Probably Wrong

Scientific American | Scott Barry Kaufman | Posted 06.10.2014 | World

Quick Quiz: Which of the following are signs of introversion? Highly sensitive Deep Thinker Reflective Introspective Intelligent Negative emot...

Speaking Up For Introverts

Kara Sherrer | Posted 05.03.2014 | College
Kara Sherrer

Collegiate situations like the dining hall tables can make it seem like introversion is abnormal or even wrong. Introversion may not be the social norm quite yet, but that doesn't mean it's strange.

The Value of Being Alone Together

Simone Collins | Posted 10.21.2013 | Technology
Simone Collins

The internet and a litany of mobile apps have also made it far easier for shy and introverted people to make new friends. For the first 24 years of my life, I didn't date and made few new acquaintances.

Susan Cain: 7 Ways to Use the Power of Powerless Communication

Susan Cain | Posted 09.01.2013 | Women
Susan Cain

When people think you're trying to influence them, they put their guard up. But when they feel you're trying to help them, or to muse your way to the right answer, or to be honest about your own imperfections, they open up to you. They hear what you have to say.

8 Problems with Teens and Social Media

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 08.20.2013 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

I am concerned that our teens are losing out on the ability to learn about and read social cues. They cannot learn to read non-verbal behavior properly if most of their interacting goes on in the virtual world.

The Gregarious Salesman: Death of a Stereotype

Wray Herbert | Posted 11.17.2012 | Science
Wray Herbert

Just because extraverts are attracted to sales jobs, does this mean they are necessarily good at selling us SUVs and wide-screen TVs and time shares in Honolulu?

Introverts Are Joining the Internet Party

Karthika Muthukumaraswamy | Posted 06.30.2012 | Home
Karthika Muthukumaraswamy

Being happy can no doubt make day-to-day life easier than constantly going about life in a funk, but there is no evidence suggesting that happiness -- especially feigned happiness -- contributes in any real way to health and well-being.

How Your Personality Dictates Your Interest In Politics

Tijana Milosevic | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tijana Milosevic

Why do some people embark on a news hunt the moment they open their eyelids in the morning, while others get the news only if it eventually gets them, when it dons the front page of virtually every media outlet available?

Why do some women have such a hard time making friends: Nature or nurture?

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

Many women write to me perplexed about why they can't form close friendships. They try new approaches, put themselves in all the right places, see the...

Solitude for Extroverts: Medicine for the Weary Soul

Dr. Judith Rich | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Judith Rich

For extroverts, we'd almost rather be dead than feel alone and irrelevant. This is why we're so driven to be in the spotlight. Nobody would think to look for insecurity in the ones who seem to be running the show.

Why We Talk (Or Don't Talk) So Much

Halle Tecco | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Halle Tecco

My initial hypothesis was that talkers are socially conditioned. The 'talking gene' must be related to other traits like aggressiveness, openness, and friendliness; and that this is contingent upon a child's behavior.