Do you like to make small talk? Do you prefer one-to-one conversations or group activities? These questions and many others often show up in personality quizzes to reveal how introverted or extroverted you are, but what does that really mean? Here's what science tells us about extroversion and introversion.
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Teenage bullies have more sex than non-bullies, according to reports of a new study. With sexually harassing bullies all over the news and in many of our workplaces, it seems both sad and true that people who abuse and manipulate others would have more sex. But this study tells us more about how teens respond to surveys than about some universal truth of human sexuality.
I don't know about you, but I've heard a lot of people say that they want to quit some particularly addictive aspect of modern technology in 2018. Maybe you want to delete Candy Crush from your phone once and for all. Maybe you only want to check Twitter once a day. Maybe you want to stop hate-reading a feed or forum, maybe you want to quit Instagram-stalking your ex and maybe you just want to spend more time interacting with something besides a screen.
The Hogwarts Sorting Hat, a core part of the Harry Potter mythos, has become one of Western culture's best-known psychological tests, bigger than Myers-Briggs or whether you're a Carrie. It's inspired real-world personality quizzes at BuzzFeed, Pottermore, the Guardian and many other sites. Recently TIME Magazine developed a sophisticated Sorting Hat quiz based on psychological measures such as the Big Five personality traits.
Confidence is a vitally important personality trait, but you might worry that acting more confident could come off as arrogant. Fortunately, there are distinct indicators that distinguish the former from the latter.
Charisma and likeability are powerful tools, but it helps if people feel like they can approach you. No one feels comfortable approaching someone who always seems like they're rushing to the next thing in life. If you want to be approachable, chill out.
Assembling a solid team at the beginning phases of your startup can determine the success of your business. It might be worth recruiting an extroverted person to join your crew. Here's why.
Would you like to be more creative? Of course! While creativity is something you can cultivate, it can also bring along traits that may be viewed as negative. That's not as problematic as you'd think, though.
Being likeable and charismatic is a learned art form like any other. However, there's one easy shortcut to a magnetic personality: start having fun.