Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Introversion; Personality; Extroversion; Mental health;
This paper explores connections between introversion and decreased mental well-being. The author sought to discover whether introverts are more vulnerable to depressive symptoms than extroverts. Overall findings show introverts are more vulnerable than extroverts to depression and decreased mental well-being. Introverts are more likely to be compliant and have lower self-esteem than extroverts, and also have less social support than extroverts, which can be detrimental when experiencing depression. Western culture gives preference to extroverted individuals, which pressures introverts to attempt to change their personalities.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts
Educational Leadership, Counseling, and Postsecondary Education
Darcie A. Davis-Gage
1 PDF file (24 pages)
©2007 Elizabeth A. Balder
Balder, Elizabeth A., "Introversion : relationship with mental well-being" (2007). Graduate Research Papers. 301.