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"You probably noticed that there are 1,001 ways to be introverted.
We can talk about introversion all we want, but the fact is, researchers
haven't definitively pinned the word down. It's a broad concept and still a
bit slippery, as yet more easily defined by pop psychology than research
psychologists..." by Sophia Dembling,
Introvert's Corner: How to live a quiet life in a noisy world
for Your Introvert: The habits and needs of a little-understood group
by Jonathan Rauch, The Atlantic
- Science has learned a good deal in recent years about the habits and
requirements of introverts. It has even learned, by means of brain scans,
that introverts process information differently from other people (I am not
making this up). If you are behind the curve on this important matter, be
reassured that you are not alone...
Introvert's Corner: How to live a quiet life in a noisy world
a blog by Sophia Dembling,
- A great blog for introverts, and those struggling to understand them.
Don't Call Us, We’ll Call … Well, No, Actually We Probably Won’t...,
Introversion and the Energy Equation, and
I Like People. Just Not All of Them All the Time and other revealing
of MBTI type patterns in college scholars by Wendy A. Folger, Hugo E.
Kanitz, Ann E. Knudsen, and Sherene McHenry
- the MBTI was administered to recipients of competitive scholarships (full
tuition, room, board, and stipend) awarded to the brightest incoming freshmen
at Central Michigan University (based on GPA, essay and interviews) to assess
where Thinking is expressed in the personalities of gifted and talented
college students. The results suggest that logic may be in the
unconscious of gifted and talented individuals, which tends to defy
Assortment of Facts about Type in Education by CAPT
- Percentages cited are from Estimated Frequencies of the Types in the
Conundrum Glass by Deidre V. Lovecky
- The glass is, at various times, half empty or half full. It is also both
half empty and half full at the same time, and it is neither half empty nor
half full. It is its own quantity, not measured by comparison to something
else. Of course, by questioning the premise like this, I am being rather
critical, and critical people are not happy with the status quo, so they are
pessimists. Or are they?
Evidence for the Fundamental Features of Extraversion by Richard E. Lucas,
Ed Diener, Alexander Grob, Eunkook M. Suh and Liang Shao
- Although sociability is undoubtedly an important part of extraversion,
these results suggest that extraverts' sociability may be a by-product of
reward sensitivity, rather than the core feature of the trait...
Boys and Thinking Girls: Talented Adolescents and Their Teachers by Jane Piirto
- The MBTI was administered to 226 tenth and eleventh graders who qualified
as gifted and talented. Sixty teachers of the talented and 25 elementary and
high school teachers were also administered the MBTI. Talented teens
preferred ENFP. Gender differences were calculated as well among artistic
youth and academically talented youth. Male artistic youth preferred F and
academic females preferred T. Teachers of the talented preferred ENFJ. Other
teachers preferred ESFJ. Implications for teaching these students are
and Shy by Lynne Henderson, director of the Shyness Clinic
- Children whose social identity is devalued or threatened become
self-conscious and inhibited. Many gifted children also hide their talents
to avoid the threat of exclusion by other children. This practice
exacerbates their self-consciousness, their feeling of being outsiders, and
their inhibitions. Research indicates that the majority of teachers in
primary and secondary schools in the United States and Canada are
extroverted, so they may need help understanding your sensitive or
Gifted Introvert by Lesley Sword
- Society, parents and teachers do try to turn introverts into extraverts.
However, they need to understand that there are no right or wrong ways of
functioning but simply differences. Introversion is perfectly normal and does
not need “curing”. It is no use waiting for your child to grow out of it
or expecting your partner or yourself to change into an extravert. This may be
more socially acceptable but it is an impossible task. (MS Word file)
hidden gifts of the introverted child: Helping your child thrive in an
extroverted world by Marti Olsen Laney
children are often misunderstood, even by their parents, who worry about
them. Engaged by their interior world, they’re often regarded as aloof.
Easily overwhelmed by too much stimulation, they can be seen as unmotivated.
Content with just one or two close friends, they may be perceived as
unpopular. Parents fret that they are unhappy and maladjusted. But the truth
is quite different...
on Personality Types
- Personality typing is a tool with many uses. It's especially notable for
its helpfulness in the areas of growth and self-development. Learning and
applying the theories of personality type can be a powerful and rewarding
experience, if it is used as a tool for discovery, rather than as a method for
putting people into boxes, or as an excuse for behavior. Includes
The Four Preferences,
Descriptions of the
Sixteen Personality Types, more...
Introversion by Rachael Hawkins
- The American dream is to be extraverted. We want our children to be
"people who need people." We want them to have lots of friends, to like
parties, to prefer to play outside with their buddies rather than retire with
a good book, to make friends easily, to greet new experiences
enthusiastically, to be good risk-takers, to be open about their feelings, to
be trusting. We regard anyone who doesn’t fit this pattern with some concern...
The Often Forgotten Factor Impacting the Gifted by Jill D. Burruss and
- Introversion is simply a personality trait found in a small percentage of
the total population. Introverts are different from extraverts and this
difference is very difficult for the extravert to understand because they do
not operate in that fashion. And because they do not understand it, many
continually try to help the introvert become more social, more gregarious,
more outgoing, and have more fun from the extravert perspective. Such is the
situation of the introvert, a minority in the regular population but a
majority in the gifted population.
in an extrovert's world, How to nurture a (gasp!) quiet, thoughtful child
by Janie Magruder, The Arizona Republic
- There's a physiological reason for [introvert behavior]. Using brain scans
to study personality differences, researchers found introverts have more
brain activity, in general, and specifically in their frontal lobes. When
these areas are activated, introverts are energized by retrieving long-term
memories, problem solving, introspection, complex thinking and planning,
Their brain pathway also switches on the "rest and digest" side of the
IntrovertZCoach Articles for introverts
- From biographies of famous introverts, to How to Chat Someone Up 101,
Birthday Parties for Introverted Children, and much more...
psychological types by Kelley L. Ross
- Swiss Psychiatrist
developed a system of Psychological Types that he used in his Analytical
Psychology. It has become the basis for the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)...
- Keirsey Temperament Sorter
- What is your temperament? What famous people had a similar temperament? Find
Learning Style Inventory
- A self-administered survey that provides a very reliable indication of
learning style and cognitive preference. It uses the four Jungian dimensions
, but can be self-scored (for ages 9-adult). Also includes
comprehensive description of the
16 Learning Style Types...
and Cognitive Learning Styles of Academically Talented Youth CTY Topical
Research Series #2
- Researchers at the Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth
(CTY) have studied the personality and cognitive learning styles of
academically talented students since 1983 and have accumulated the largest
database of information in the world on this topic...
- The Personality Page
- Common Careers for
Personality Types and
Personality and Relationships...
Synthesis of Research on Psychological Types of Gifted Adolescents by Ugur
- Results of studies about personality types of gifted adolescents. Gifted
adolescents were higher on the Introversion, Intuition, Thinking, and
Perceiving dimensions of the personality scales of the Myers-Briggs Type
Indicator (MBTI) when compared to general high school students. Also, gifted
adolescents differed within the group by gender and by ability. Based on the
findings, Sak discusses teaching practices for gifted students according to
their personality preferences...
- More Psychological Type Profiles for each combination of MBTI type...
May 02, 2016