Social Interaction

New psychology study shows ‘extroversion bias’ distorts our view of friends

The Sydney Morning Herald: When it comes to popularity, most of us would rather be Glinda than Elphaba. “It’s not about aptitude, it’s the way you’re viewed,” the desired but ditzy witch sings in the musical Wicked. “So it’s very shrewd to be very, very popular – like me!” Yet so More

Extraversion May Be Less Common Than We Think

Social scientists have long known that, statistically speaking, our friends are more popular than we are. It’s a simple matter of math: Because popular people have more friends, they are disproportionately represented in social networks—which guarantees that on average, our friends have more friends than we do. New research by More