The Difference Between Brains And Bridging The Gap

Who are we?

Every person is broadly categorized by two personalities

Introverts and Extroverts

Most people think of Extroverts as being extremely talkative and Introverts as being shy, but there is more to the subject than just that. Regardless of Extroversion or Introversion, our minds need a place to feel comfortable within human interaction. In other words, we can think of these personalities as a place for our brains to relax.

Extroverts

The dictionary definition of an extrovert is literally an outgoing/overtly expressive person. Although this trait is a commonality for the personality, it is not what makes an extrovert, an extrovert. Each individual's brain is wired differently and as a result, different activities release dopamine (an organic compound that helps monitor emotions). For an extrovert, social interaction such as small talk and conventions release high amounts of dopamine. As this dopamine is released, the brain becomes accustomed to interaction and thus this interaction becomes the brain's resting place. As the brain nerves sync with this interaction, the brain requires less energy to release dopamine.

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Introverts

On the contrast to extroverts, introverts tend to gain more stimulation through self reflection and singular focus. Although Introverts and extroverts possess the same amount of dopamine, introverts tend to rely more heavily on acetylcholine. Acetylcholine is a chemical in our brain that makes up happy when we turn our ideas inward. This chemical makes introverts want calm and peace rather than intensive interaction. It is a common misconception that introverts dislike people but really calm environments are where their brain finds relaxation.

Bridging The Gap

Many people believe that the two personality types are incompatible but this is simply not true. There are many ways introverts and extroverts can interact without complication. Many introvert and extrovert friendships flow lively with compromises and agreements. Although those are also great ways to connect, the ultimate way to bridge the gap is to understand each other. By raising awareness and educating shallow thoughts we can all work together and end the social gap between the personalities.

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