Recent studies have shown that introverts’ and extroverts’ brains really are different and respond differently to both dopamine and acetylcholine. Dopamine is more associated with extroverts and acetylcholine with introverts. Read more below to learn about each neurotransmitter!
Introverts – Acetylcholine Molecule Jewellery
Introverts have been found to process stimuli in a different way to their extroverted counterparts, the long acetylcholine pathway, that seems to be used more by introverted people, travels through many areas of the brain – meaning introverts may be processing more information and considering many different things at once. It’s been said that extroverts may be able to respond faster in situations because the signals in the brain aren’t travelling as far.
Extroverts – Dopamine Molecule Jewellery
Whilst both extroverts and introverts have dopamine naturally in their systems, extroverts become more energised by stimulating their brains this way. The bustle, noise and excitement of being around people and in active environments are invigorating and rewarding for extroverts. Introverts often enjoy these environments too but are more prone to tiring of the stimulation more quickly, because of the way their brains use the long acetylcholine pathway (see above!).