You’re a talkative person, chatting to people at parties has never worried you, you have a strong social media presence and you thrive at job interviews. The prognosis is clear: you’re one of the extroverts.
As well as manoeuvring through social lives with ease, extroverts might find that their natural programming will result in a more lucrative future.
In a recent report from the Sutton Trust, data shows that outgoing and more confident people, i.e. Extroverts, are 25% more likely to break the £40,000 salary bracket than their less-confident peers.
The experiment involved the universities of Kent and Cambridge in affiliation privileged with the BBC’s Big Personality. Over 150,000 people were questioned about their nature and their income.
The results found that the more socially outgoing people were raking in more dollar than those who considered themselves shy or introverts.
But is it really a surprise? The disciplined, determined and gregarious extrovert makes the model employee providing they know how and when to reign in their effervescent personality.
The study also showed that your categorising as either an introvert or extrovert is rooted in your social history. People from privileged environments are far more likely to thrive in imaginative and outgoing situations.
In terms of how gender affected the test, it didn’t really. Extroverted men still earned 10% more than women of the same demeanour. It doesn’t matter how much you speak with your hands and can project your ideas – the pay gap trumps all.