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Introverts, acting like an extrovert won't make you happier
For decades, personality psychologists have noticed a striking, consistent pattern: extraverts are happier more of the time than introverts. For anyone interested in promoting wellbeing, this has raised the question of whether it might be beneficial to encourage people to act more extraverted. Evidence to date has suggested it might.

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Acting extraverted

Studies have found that prompting people, including introverts, to act more like an extravert makes them feel happier and truer to themselves.

Another team of researchers urges caution. Promo...

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"Act more extraverted" 

One study on "acting like an extravert" found that introverts did not succeed in increasing their extraverted behavior as much as other participants.

  • Introverts did not benefit in ret...

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Introverts

Introverts could benefit from learning to be more extraverted.

  • Those acting more extraverted report more positive emotions in the moment. 
  • Studies show that the introverted ...

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