Extroverts in a Positive Mood are More Creative

by Savitha C Muppala on  August 5, 2010 at 11:33 AM General Health News   - G J E 4
Outgoing people with a positive frame of mind are found to be more creative than introverts, according to a new study.
 Extroverts in a Positive Mood are More Creative
Extroverts in a Positive Mood are More Creative

Lorenzo Stafford, University of Portsmouth psychologist, found that extrovert people in a good mood are the most creative thinkers because they have more of the 'happiness chemical' dopamine.

However, people who keep themselves to themselves are not creative whether they are in a good or neutral mood.

Stafford said his results showed personality and mood play a significant role in creativity.

"The more outgoing a person is, the more active their dopamine system is and a positive mood increases dopamine activity even further in many parts of the brain," the Scotsman quoted him as saying.

"It is the combination of the extrovert personality-type in a positive mood which encourages more creative performance, and not positive mood alone," he added.

The study was published in the journal Personality and Individual Differences.

Source: ANI

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