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Scientific Differences – Introverts vs Extroverts

By on December 21, 2015
Extrovertsvs Introverts

Why I Can’t Stand “Loud” Very Long

Introverts do not get energy from excitement. We get drained.

Extroverts get energized and don’t understand why we don’t.

Guys.

Please read this.

Learn where YOU get your energy from and use that to plug in when you need to recharge.

Read this article for a scientific explanation.

by Jennifer Granneman (quietrev.com)

I’m standing in the crowd in front of the stage at the small gritty music club. My two friends—both extroverts—are on either side of me, swaying along with the crooning Indie singer and smiling. I was having fun for a while, but now I’m ready to head home and find my bed. The loud music, the dense crowd of strangers, and the small talk I’ve made all night have left me feeling drained. It’s just too much, for too long, for an introvert like me.

I’d rather be in the peaceful solitude of my apartment. Just me, no noise, maybe a good book or the Internet to help me turn inward and recharge after this much socializing. Yet, my extroverted friends could probably stay at the concert, chatting long past the encore. They’ll actually feel energized when they leave and won’t need any recovery time. So, why do I react so differently than my extroverted friends to the same situation? The answer has to do with some key differences in the way introverts’ brains are wired.

The dopamine difference

One major difference between the brains of introverts and extroverts is the way we respond to the neurotransmitter dopamine. Dopamine is………………

For introverts, acetylcholine is where it’s at

Introverts prefer to use a different neurotransmitter called acetylcholine, writes Christine Fonseca in her book Quiet Kids: Help Your Introverted Child Succeed in an Extroverted World. Like dopamine, acetylcholine is also linked to pleasure; the difference is, acetylcholine makes us feel good when we turn inward. It powers our abilities to…………….

To get her full explanation, click here.

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