Extroverts think quickly
It’s not because they’re smarter or more clever than introverts; it’s because their brains are wired differently. For extroverts, stimuli (such as a new experience or an impromptu question from the boss) make a short hop through the areas in the middle of the brain that process taste, touch, and visual information. For introverts, the same stimuli must make a longer trip through the gray matter in the frontal lobe that’s responsible for memory, planning, and solving problems. Here are 6 hidden strengths of introverts.
They’re great at networking
Utter the word “networking,” and introverts look for the nearest dark corner. But because extroverts crave the company of others, they thrive among potential contacts. In fact, the idea that some people feel best in groups is at the root of Carl Jung’s early study of personality types. As far back as 1921, decades before brain studies revealed biological differences between extroverts and introverts, Jung wrote “extroverted people are energized by social interactions, whereas those same engagements are energetically taxing for introverts.” Try these tricks for making small talk that expert minglers do naturally.