In this week's column, Dan Ariely looks at an issue I have often thought about, first impressions. Being on the quiet side, I often think that I do not make a good first impression. To be honest, I blame it on my quiet side, but in reality, there could be several things about me that … Continue reading Despite First Impressions, There’s a Chance You Like Me…
Say It Ain’t So!
In a new research study, published in the Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, Seth Margolis and Sonja Lyubomirsky at the University of California, Riverside, asked 131 participants to alter their behavior over a two week period to be more extraverted or introverted. For one week, participants were encouraged to act as “talkative”, “assertive” and “spontaneous” as possible; for … Continue reading Say It Ain’t So!
Just Let Us Introverts Be Introverts
A couple of years ago I wrote about how I often went entire meetings without saying a word. I called it doing my Clarence Thomas impression. I suggested that such behavior was probably linked to my introverted nature, as well as a lack of confidence. And not much has changed since I wrote that post. Sometimes … Continue reading Just Let Us Introverts Be Introverts
What’s Your Personality Type? I’m an INTJ
I was reading multiple blogs today for some inspiration, and I came across this post about the Myers Briggs personality types from Fred Wilson, a venture capitalist who has been blogging every day since September 2003. So I decided to take the test (it took less than 5 minutes), and I was identified as an … Continue reading What’s Your Personality Type? I’m an INTJ