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Introverts vs. Extroverts: What’s The Difference? Ft. Anthony Padilla

By on March 19, 2018

Hey there! Welcome to Life Noggin! Ah, the age old debate of introverts versus
extroverts. These two groups are often pitted against
each other, with people arguing that one is better than the other but are introverts and extroverts really all
that different and what’s the science behind this? My good friend Anthony Padilla is here to
help explain. Anthony, take it away. Gladly, Society has some pretty typical stereotypes
for introverts and extroverts. One is cuddled up with a book in bed and the
other is out being the life of the party. But there’s actually a big misunderstanding
about what truly makes someone one or the other. Being introverted or extroverted isn’t dictated
by how you spend your free time. It all depends on how you recharge when you’re
feeling low. Introverts do it alone. Extroverts with others. How someone recharges may not seem like a
huge deal, but it has some interesting impacts. One’s social life, career, even internet
usage can be affected. And these differences aren’t just external. The brains of introverts and extroverts are
actually surprisingly different. Let’s start by looking at dopamine, a chemical
in the brain that causes an influx of good feelings. Extroverts receive more of it during high-energy,
exciting activities than introverts do. It’s been found that introverts have less
blood flow in certain regions with a lot of dopamine terminals, indicating dopamine presence plays a big role
in whether someone is more extroverted or introverted. The extrovert and introvert brains look different
too. Introverts have thicker prefrontal cortices, which makes sense since this is the area associated
with deep thinking and decision making. And they have more neuronal activity in brain
areas associated with learning and vigilance control, which dictates how alert someone
is. The brain’s of extroverts have larger right-hemisphere
amygdalas than their introverted counterparts. The amygdala aids in emotional processing
and researchers believe that this increased size reduces an extrovert’s likelihood of
developing conditions like depression or anxiety. Unsurprisingly, introvert and extrovert personality
differences affect many aspects of their personal and professional lives. For example, caffeine has been found to have
positive effects on extroverts working memory, but not on introverts. And extroverts are able to perform better
than introverts when presented with distractions like music and background noise. Basically, they work more effectively when
there’s a lot going on. [Marching band music is playing] Could we actually get this marching band out
of here? Thanks. Th-thank you! But, introverts also have their own leg up
in the world. It’s been found that introverts are better
fits for leadership positions in industries and offices that rely heavily on collaboration. This is because they are more receptive to
input from others. Ya hear that world! I have potential! When it comes to socializing, researchers
found that extroverts display a less genuine form of themselves on social media. At the same time, it suggested that introverts,
who are more of their “real selves” online, may find it easier to open up to people behind
a computer screen than peers in face to face interactions. But what if you wanted to switch personality
types? Is that doable? Personality isn’t completely understood
but it’s thought to be pretty stable after it’s formed in childhood. Genes and dopamine function come into play
in its formation so it’s fairly deeply rooted, but if there’s certain traits of your personality
that you don’t like, you can work on changing those. Now, all this comes with some very important
fine print. Most people aren’t introverts or extroverts! It’s been found that about two thirds of
the population are ambiverts, meaning they’re a bit of both. So if you feel like you don’t fit into one
box or the other, you’re actually not alone. Are you an ambivert, introvert or extrovert? Let us know in the comments below! Thank you so much to Anthony for helping me
out with this episode! You might recognize some work we did over
on his channel. One wall will have a screen mounted to it
connected to her phone, so she can view twitter from inside the safety of the scream box. So go check out his awesome videos, subscribe,
and tell him Blocko sent you! As always my name is Blocko! This has been Life Noggin! Don’t Forget To Keep On Thinking!

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