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Jan
31
comment What are the main causes of whether a person becomes introverted or extraverted?
@Casebash-I don't know any studies, just my personal experience with my kids and can certainly say that within the first few weeks/months you can definately tell what the child's personality is going to be. So it has to be genetics. We have one very, very outgoing child and one far more reserved. We have worked hard at getting the reserved one to be sociable and it has been working but I know it is always going to feel like work to him, throughout his life. While for the sociable one, that is what he likes to do. That is his fun.
Jan
31
comment What are the main causes of whether a person becomes introverted or extraverted?
It may seem like the definitions of introverted and extroverted are clear enough, in reality I don't think they are. Do you mean the way I would define it: Does a person re-energize by being alone and doing their own thing (introvert) or do they re-energize by socializing (extrovert). OR do you mean a person is shy and quiet versus outgoing and/or talkative. In the first definition, I think that is all genetics. In the second definition it is almost all environment.
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