Introversion vs Extroversion

I will write some stuff about this topic, but I will post this info from a website about “social consciousness” that I found interesteding and I willl like to talk more about it.  I have been away for a while.  My mind has been too busy with the ups and downs of my interestingly confusing life, that should be so confusing.  I also went on vacation to my home country for four days.  Ok…I am posting the info from the website here.  It is interesting to me because I tend to describe myself as an extrovert who is shy and socially anxious at times.  People tend to not believe it…and I also have some traits of introverted thinking…but at the end, I think I am getting the stimulation from the reflection of outside material.

“Introversion and extroversion come from different wiring in the brain. I just recently realized that introversion and extroversion are not actually related to how outgoing or shy we are but to how our brains recharge. Here’s how the brains of introverts and extroverts differ: Research has actually found that there is a difference in the brains of extroverted and introverted people in terms of how we process rewards and how our genetic makeup differs. Extroverts’ brains respond more strongly when a gamble pays off. Part of this is simply genetic, but it’s partly a difference in their dopamine systems as well. An experiment that had people take gambles while in a brain scanner found the following: When the gambles they took paid off, the more extroverted group showed a stronger response in two crucial brain regions: the amygdala and the nucleus accumbens. The nucleus accumbens is part of the dopamine system, which affects how we learn and is generally known for motivating us to search for rewards. The difference in the dopamine system in the extrovert’s brain tends to push them toward seeking out novelty, taking risks and enjoying unfamiliar or surprising situations more than others. The amygdala is responsible for processing emotional stimuli, which gives extroverts that rush of excitement when they try something highly stimulating that might overwhelm an introvert. More research has actually shown that the difference comes from how introverts and extroverts process stimuli. That is, the stimulation coming into our brains is processed differently depending on your personality. For extroverts, the pathway is much shorter. It runs through an area where taste, touch, visual and auditory sensory processing take place. For introverts, stimuli run through a long, complicated pathway in areas of the brain associated with remembering, planning and solving problems.” Read more at: http://www.social-consciousness.com/2014/02/10-surprising-things-that-benefit-our-brain-that-you-can-do-everyday.html Follow us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/SocialConsciousness