Being an introvert in an extroverted world is a topic close to my heart as I’m currently doing my Honours Psychology thesis on that subject.
The study aims to assess the association between well-being and extraversion / introversion. Research has shown correlations between extraversion and well-being but these have focused in the main on Subjective Well-Being (SWB) which is concerned with assessments of feeling good and life satisfaction. Psychological Well-Being (PWB) is less researched and focuses more on indicators of self-realisation such as the content of your life, and the processes involved in living well. I aim to compare a SWB and a PWB test for well-being on extraverts and introverts, and hypothesise that well-being increases for introverts more on a PWB test than a SWB test.
The main focus of the study looks at whether mindfulness increases well-being for introverts and extraverts. In particular, whether being mindful helps introverts to act/feel more true to themselves (i.e. be more authentic), leading to increased well-being.
If you are interested in the study then participants are always welcome! My online survey is hosted through the University of New England (in Australia). It takes about 30 minutes (but mostly less than that) for the survey to be done online and it is all completely anonymous.
The survey link is:
Thank you if you do decide to participate! I will also post results on here, probably around November this year.
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Update – August 7, 2012
A huge thank you to everyone who has participated in my survey. The response has been excellent!
I now need to analyse the stats and write up the results so I am closing the survey.
I will come back and post the results later in the year.