Ted Talk- Introverts and Extroverts

My ted talk was about extroverts and introverts, and the biology behind these personality traits and how they’re different. This was very heavily inspired by the book Quiet, which is a really interesting read that you all should check out over the summer if you have the time (you probably will)

This is my actual ted talkbibliography, and my notes. (they should open in a new tab)

Also I’m sorry I couldn’t figure out how to embed the video so I linked it instead. If someone could teach me how to embed that would be really cool.

6 thoughts on “Ted Talk- Introverts and Extroverts

  1. Interesting, I thoroughly enjoyed listening to your ted talk, and it seems like a topic that you are interested in, I do have one question though… If someone (which most people are, you’ve said) was an E/I mix, what happens, when they switch from one to the other, or does that even happen. You mentioned that blood flow to different parts of the brain has an influence; so do people halfway in between, just have more even amounts of blood flow to different parts of the brain, or is there some kind of switch, that changes which section receives more blood? I’m really interested in this topic, because I used to always call myself an introvert, but I’m starting to see that I do potray a few extroverted qualities as well. Overall, really good job Michelle, your voice was loud and clear throughout, and this was an entertaining talk.

    • To answer your question to the best of my ability, I as an ambivert can somewhat tap into the strengths of both introverts and extroverts. So while things like being able to think deeply, or recharge on my own, are easy for me, things like talking with others and social situations aren’t overstimulating to me. I’m not quite sure if the blood flow to certain parts of an ambivert’s brain is different or more even since my main focus was on introverts and extroverts, but it could be that the blood flow to certain areas is greater when they are doing certain activities. I’d have to look a little deeper into that to answer with 100% confidence, but I’m happy to hear that this topic was interesting to you too and that you enjoyed my talk!

  2. I never knew that gambling addictions had a connection with intro or extroverted-ness before. I liked your background gifs (the Suite Life one gave me life). Overall, informative and your points were good to know. Nice work, Michelle!

    • Thanks for your comment, Phia! I’m glad to hear that you learned something from the talk and enjoyed it! (The Suite Life gif gave me life too)

  3. Great Ted Talk Michelle. The introduction was a great example of how being introverted is different from being extroverted. The infomation you gave us was very helpful and I feel like I’ve learned a lot in last 7 minutes. The physical and mental differences between introverts and extroverts surprised me. I hadn’t realized that there were actual physical differences between introverts and extroverts. I really like how you highlighted the fact that e/i is a spectrum and it’s not black and white. Overall, your talk taught me a lot about the differences between introverts and extroverts, and how both of them can function together.

    • Hey, glad to know that you enjoyed my ted talk and learned something from it! Hopefully with this information you can utilize the talents of both introverts and extroverts.

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