“Why do extroverts have voicemail? To never miss a call.
Why do introverts have voicemail? To never answer the phone.”
― Devora Zack
In last week’s article, I wrote about the personality and eating styles of the introvert. That article generated a lot of email from my readers, with many saying they had no idea they were introverts but after reading the article they finally had an explanation for their
Introverts often feel there is something wrong with them because they are so different from the extroverts around them. As far as eating goes, introverts will often overeat or even binge (alone) as a way to numb their overstimulation or exhaustion and to recharge themselves.
This week we’re going to explore the world of extroverts. It was always thought that extroverts were in the vast majority but the latest studies show something different. It’s now thought that extroverts make up 49.3%, and introverts represent 50.7% of the total population.
As I stated in my previous article, the true definition of extroverts and introverts is that extroverts gain energy around others and introverts are energetically drained by other people. Introverts are internally focused (their inner world) and extroverts have an external focus (their outer environment).
What this means in regards to eating is that introverts will often eat in response to internal feelings, thoughts, and physical sensations of hunger or tiredness, and extroverts, with their external focus, will eat in response to external cues, such as seeing food, or eating because others are eating. Extroverts are also more likely to eat because the clock says “lunch time” even though they aren’t really
Many extroverts are on the “see food diet;” they will eat as long as there’s food readily available in their environment. There is scientific evidence that people can produce acute levels of insulin by
simply seeing and thinking about food and that individuals showing this response show a greater tendency toward weight gain in environments where food is readily available.
Extroverts are social eaters. They love nothing more than to go out with friends and eat and/or drink. They are far more likely to be the
“life of the party” than an introvert. Many of my introverted clients will say they eat because they’re stressed or unhappy, and my extroverted clients will tend to call themselves “happy eaters” or they’ll call themselves “any occasion eaters,” as any occasion or feeling is a good enough reason to eat!
Because they’re so externally focused, an extroverted eater isn’t paying attention to cues of hunger or satiety. They’re prone to mindless eating. Mindful eating, with its focus on paying attention to physical cues of hunger and satiety, can really help an extrovert start to reign in their food intake. Extroverts need to learn how to have fun and socialize without it always revolving around food. They can also set themselves up for success by not keeping food around
where they can see it.
Even though they each have different way of navigating the world, both introverts and extroverts benefit from learning to be more mindful and both need to learn how to process and express their feelings in healthier ways. They also both benefit from a good self-care routine so that food
doesn’t become their go to stress reliever and the main way they treat and reward themselves.
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