Being an introvert, you can easily envy the social skilled of the extroverts around. But do you know below are three introvert-only health benefits, a reminder for extroverts which are the teeny-tiny bit of jealous of you? Sounds Happy Right? Read on
Lower Risk of Obesity
Yes, you heard it right, introverts likely rely on internal cues much more than extroverts, thus making them avoid overeating, according to studies. For example, researchers at the Cornell Food and Brand Lab found that when children were asked to serve themselves cereal in a large breakfast bowl, extroverts gave themselves 33 percent more than introverts because they turned into an external cue (the bowl size) versus an internal one (like how hungry they actually were).
Get More Sleep
Another reason to cherish downtime. According to a study published in the scientific journal SLEEP, Extroverts are social butterflies which make them more likely to experience sleep deprivation. But this is based on the frequency of going out and more about personality traits. Case Point: Evidently, the same brain part that makes extroverts so alert are the ones that cause them to exhibit signs of fatigue the next day. Introverts, on the other hand, are immune to this because they already have a high level of activity (aka cortical arousal) going on in these parts of the brain–social situation or not.
More Tuned into To Your Senses
The high level of brain activity (cortical arousal) makes the introverts hypersensitive to outside stimuli such as lights, sounds (and probably why they tend to feel overwhelmed in social situations). But, it’s a good thing to be extra tuned into your senses, too. This means you know exactly what to do–and where to go–to hear yourself think. For example, according to studies, yoga classes sparks creativity.