Academics often define introversion by what it is not: extroversion. What everyday introverts think about introversion is not really factored in.
As early as 1980, this problem was identified when a study found that the scientific and common-sense definitions of introversion were not the same.
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Introverts tend to turn inward rather than outward, but beyond that, it is more complex. There are four types of introverts:
Many introverts are a mix of all four types.
The origin of the word ‘podcast’ was in a 2004 column in The Guardian by Ben Hammersley.
He made up a sentence mentioning podcasting while delving into a possible name for the new audio distribution technology. It was a mashup of the Apple iPod, which was the in thing at that time, and broadcasting.
Humans have incredible creative potential. Our ability for creating remarkable inventions like megacities or symphonies shows our capacity to imagine possibilities and make them happen.
Looking at history shows us that collaborative creativity was instrumental to our success in the past and the future.
Research shows that lucky charms have real, positive effects. But unlucky things have their own kind of power.
The story behind a physical item we own matters. From living spaces to engagement rings to clothing, we tend to take hold of the stories behind the item as if we will follow a similar outcome.