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Peter Hindley: Warm, energetic, positive

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: (Published 24 June 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h3370

Extroverts & Introverts

As social mammals, our sociability spans a continuum from extroversion to introversion. Extroverts are outgoing and talkative, while introverts are reserved and reticent. Like a musical key signature, sociability stamps each personality with either the perky sharps of extroversion or the sad flats of introversion. But regardless of our temperament or tempo, each of us is the composer and conductor of a solitary soul's solemn sonata seeking social solace.

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30 June 2015
Hugh Mann
New York, USA