Psychology & Psychiatry

Extraversion may be less common than we think

Social scientists have long known that, statistically speaking, our friends are probably more popular than we are. It's a simple matter of math: Because extraverted people tend to have more friends, they are disproportionately ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Outgoing young people become happier seniors

(HealthDay)—People who were outgoing and energetic as young adults seem to be happier with their lives by the time they hit retirement age, a new study suggests.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Outgoing people lead happier lives

Research from the University of Southampton has shown that young adults, who are more outgoing or more emotionally stable, are happier in later life than their more introverted or less emotionally stable peers.

Psychology & Psychiatry

In sales, confidence and charisma may not seal the deal

Think of a stereotypical salesperson and you're likely to conjure up someone who's extraverted, gregarious, and assertive. But a new study reveals that "ambiverts," people who are neither introverted nor extraverted but who ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Study: Happy youngsters more likely to grow into wealthy adults

The first in-depth investigation of whether youthful happiness leads to greater wealth in later life reveals that, even allowing for other influences, happy adolescents are likely to earn more money as adults.