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Whether you’re looking for relationship advice or wondering how Pythagoras solved a2 + b2, introverts likely have the answers, or know how to find them. Peek inside an introvert’s brain, writes Laurie Helgo, author of Introvert Power, and you’ll see “a flurry of activity in the frontal cortex, the command center for complex mental activities—the ones that involve taking in data, integrating it with stored information, and generating higher-order solutions and responses.” If you fall closer to the other end of the spectrum, check out the personality strengths of extroverts.
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Introverts’ penchant for exhaustive preparation, especially at work, might originate from their tendency to take longer than extroverts to think through and respond to questions. (There’s a neurological reason for this: Information actually takes a longer path through the brain of an introvert than it does through the brain of an extrovert.) To avoid unexpected questions, introverts rely on preparing for nearly every query in advance. “Being prepared also contributes to feeling confident,” says Kahnweiler. That’s a feeling introverts may not normally have when heading into a meeting.