Scientists explore what makes introverts and extroverts tick

We’ve all heard the terms “introvert”and “extrovert.” But what, scientifically speaking, makes introverts and extroverts the way they are? Is it genetics? Environmental factors? Cal Poly psychology professor Don Ryujin believes introversion and extroversion are primarily genetic. I’ve asked myself that question for a long time— which personality characteristics are more genetically inherent and harder to … More Scientists explore what makes introverts and extroverts tick

What you need to know about the Myers-Briggs test

It seems like humankind has always been searching for ways to understand personality more deeply. From the ancient theory of humorism to zodiac signs to magazine personality quizzes, we have always sought to discover what makes us tick. One personality theory that has remained extremely popular is the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI). It’s a personal … More What you need to know about the Myers-Briggs test

“Introvert” and “extrovert” aren’t just trendy buzzwords we use to describe ourselves on social media. They’re widely researched psychological terms in the scientific community. Psychology professor Don Ryujin of Cal Poly says, “Introversion and extroversion are definitely traits, and [they’re] probably universal.” While there are several theories relating to introversion and extroversion, one of the … More

How Society Misjudges Introverts

The word “introvert” can have a negative connotation to it. People who are considered introverted may be perceived as: anti-social stand-offish awkward, or rude. However, the majority of introverts are anything but those traits. There are introverts who are outgoing. There are introverts who work with the public and like it. There are even introverts … More How Society Misjudges Introverts

How Introverts and Extroverts Study Differently

Midterm season is upon us— and that means lots and lots of studying. Different study strategies work for everyone, but what about introverts and extroverts? Turns out, certain study habits may be more effective for introverts than extroverts, and vice versa. For instance, a recent BBC News video showed that introverts typically don’t study as … More How Introverts and Extroverts Study Differently

Introverted Students Prefer Online Discussion

A study at Pennsylvania State University says that introverts are more likely to participate in classroom discussions through online discussions, Dan Carnevale of The Chronicle of Higher Education explains. Carnevale writes, “Edward J. Glantz, a doctoral student and instructor at Penn State’s School of Information Sciences and Technology, says more people break out of their shells online.”People who … More Introverted Students Prefer Online Discussion