Biology Of Type

My MBTI Type is INTJ. We may not ask for the data first, but if we're interested in the theory, we do, eventually, want to see the data that backs it up. My background is also in science, so I'm very pleased to know that scientific data is starting to support Jung's theories! I'm especially pleased (as an Introvert) to learn that there seem to be clear neurobiological differences between Introverts and Extroverts. (No, it's not "just cognitive function attitudes". :-)

I collect links to studies and articles that talk about the science. Enjoy.

Introversion and Extraversion

My favorite topic!

  • A neurochemical model underlying differences in reaction times between introverts and extraverts link

  • An In-Depth Look at How Introverts Think link

  • Are the Brains of Introverts and Extroverts Actually Different? link

  • Biological Perspectives of Personality Traits: Introversion vs Extraversion link

  • Biological Processes in Personality link

  • Brains of Introverts Reveal Why They Prefer Being Alone link

  • Cerebral blood flow and personality: a positron emission tomography study. link

  • CSF dopamine levels correlate with extraversion in depressed patients link

  • Differences between extroverts and introverts explained by reaction to dopamine: study link

  • Excerpts from The Introvert Advantage by Marti Olsen Laney link

  • Extraversion, Neuroticism and Brain Function: A PET Study of Personality link

  • Extroversion, Introversion, and the Brain link

  • Extrovert V. Introvert ("Tickling" analogy) link

  • Extroverts Brain: Scientists Find Their Processing Of Reward Differs From Introverts link

  • Introversion: Theories, Causes, and Resources link

  • Introverts -- Different Brain Pathways and Neurotransmitters link

  • Introverts At The Front, Extroverts To The Rear link

  • Investigating the dopaminergic basis of extraversion in humans: A multilevel approach. link

  • Movement Time Differentiates Extraverts From Introverts link (PDF)

  • Neurobiology of the structure of personality: dopamine, facilitation of incentive motivation, and extraversion link

  • Personality Predicts Brain Responses to Cognitive Demands link

  • Personality Type And Success In An Online Learning Environment (a PhD thesis, by Linda L Mellish) link (PDF

  • The Physiology Of Type: Introversion And Extraversion link

  • Stimulus- or response-induced excitation. A comparison of the behavior of introverts and extraverts link

  • Understanding, Embracing & Celebrating The Introverted Student link

  • The Scientific Evidence for Introversion and Extroversion link

  • Why Extroverts Like Parties and Introverts Avoid Crowds link

The Dichotomies

Less work here, so far.

  • Are we biologically programmed to have a preference for Thinking or Feeling? link

  • Research from Dr. Dario Nardi -- The Neuroscience of Personality link

Neuroplasticity, or Can Your Core Type Change?

Simple answer: No. Longer answer: It's not as simple as you think.

  • Can Your Myers-Briggs Type Change?/Neuroplasticity: The Adaptable Brain link

  • Neuroplasticity and MBTI In layman's terms link

Topic revision: r9 - 05 Jun 2017, VickiBrown
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