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Views & Reviews Outside the Box

Party time

BMJ 2009; 339 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b2726 (Published 03 July 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b2726

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. These personality characteristics are inborn and largely
unchangeable. So we should conduct an honest assessment of our personalities
and structure our lives accordingly. As Polonius said in Hamlet, “To
thine own self be true...”

Competing interests:
None declared

Competing interests: No competing interests

09 July 2009
Hugh Mann
Physician
Eagle Rock, MO 65641 USA