Friday, August 6, 2010

Happy extroverts 'more creative', says study

Happy extroverts `more creative`, says study

Outgoing people in a good mood are more creative than the introverts, says a new study.

Extrovert people in a good mood are the most creative thinkers because they have more of the `happiness chemical` dopamine, according to Lorenzo Stafford, University of Portsmouth psychologist.

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.


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