Study Indicates Extroverts Have Fewer Friends Than We All Think They Do
Most people assume that extroverts are more popular because of their outgoing personalities and raw passion for well-planned social events. But the problem is this: they only socialize with certain people, which affect their views on life. Yes. A new study found that introverts are more realistic than extroverts when it comes to their outlook of the world.
Social media has a major impact on how we interpret people. Sadly, this doesn’t work. Mostly because people’s profiles tend to only portray them positively — leaving us with a false perception of their (general) reality.
But given that extroverts are particular about who they befriend, the outcome is a skewed depiction of reality — limited to that which is on their news feeds!
A study published in Psychological Science had 284 MBA students complete a personality behavior questionnaire; the results showed that extroverts have their head in the clouds due to a “friendship paradox.”
Meaning they believe they…
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