Extroverts Make More Money!

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I know it’s not a perfect statement and I’m sure I could poke holes in the research method, but I agree with the results. I’ve always admired and wanted to emulate the great leaders that were like me but much more extroverted. If you look at the blue group, I sit in the INTJ bar. If I could change just one letter, the I (introvert) to an E (extrovert), my earning power would be much, much higher.

This makes sense in the world of high-tech and other business-driven arenas, as you need to be an extroverted rationalist to stay one step ahead of the competition and to win people over face-to-face. It’s that old adage about business deals being done on the golf course, over drinks, and other social settings. Everyone likes to make a deal with an extrovert.

I’ve sought out extroverts as friends, business partners, and spouse because I have a strong desire to be more extroverted. I just never realized how much it was worth!

Original article here: http://newsfeed.time.com/2013/11/06/this-is-how-much-money-youll-make-based-on-your-personality/

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  1. I sense your firm tounge in cheek, however I will play along with you just for fun… those these figures, if accurate, are merely averages. There are many individuals in each category who vary significantly from the average. So an INTJ could easily earn more than an ENTJ for example.

    Jeff Bezos (ISTJ) is a definite introvert and seems to be doing rather well. So is Warren Buffet, Larry Page, J.K. Rowling, Steven Spielberg, Oprah Winfrey (INFJ), and more.

    Don’t let the article hold you back Paul 🙂 There are all kinds of personality types hauling in the dough.

    Consider for example: http://brandongaille.com/list-57-famous-people-with-intj-personality-types/

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