Will the Real Introverts Please Stand Up? – Beautiful Minds – Scientific American Blog Network – Fascinating article. It seems that extraversion is more about “reward sensitivity” than gregariousness. I definitely get a dopamine rush from giving talks. (I was on a high for several hours after my talk at the Dream Collective Career Summit last week.)
This is particularly interesting: the 10 behaviours most uniquely predictive of extraversion (out of a list of 400):
- Told a dirty joke.
- Planned a party.
- Entertained six or more people.
- Told a joke.
- Volunteered for a club or organization.
- Tried to get a tan.
- Attended a city council meeting.
- Colored my hair.
- Went to a night club.
- Drank in a bar.
Uh, other than going to a city council meeting, I’ve done all those. (I’ve pretty much given up on tanning though.)