Extraverism and Health


Do you consider yourself to be an extrovert?  If so, how do you feel?

According to an article from United Press International, it turns that across the globe, people who act extroverted are happier.  Some of the outward signs of extroversion include energy, positive emotions, assertiveness, sociability and talkativeness.

Timothy Church, a professor at Washington State University, used a “Big Five” personality trait survey to measure behavior and mood in college students in the United States, Venezuela, China, the Philippines and Japan.

The big five factors are openness, conscientiousness, extraversion, agreeableness and neuroticism.

Using the big five personality trait survey, the study found that regardless of their cultural differences, those who felt or acted extroverted reported more positive emotions in daily situations.

One guy that was fairly extroverted, at least when it came to racing chariots, was Ben Hur.

More than 50 years after actor Charlton Heston brought the classic novel Ben-Hur to life on the silver screen, Paramount and MGM have signed Mark Burnett and Roma Downey to produce a remake.

Mark and Roma struck a chord among Christian consumers with their productions of The Bible miniseries and the subsequent Son of God movie.

MGM President Gary Barber says, “We are thrilled to have Mark and Roma join the production team to bring such an indelible classic story to the big screen.”

The studio plans to release the film in 2016.  In the meantime, why not rent a DVD of the original Ben Hur?  Just don’t spill your popcorn during that chariot race!


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