Broaden your thinking - Personality and disability

Hi there, 

For my broaden your thinking, I've decided to compare my topic: "Why are some people extroverts and others introverts?", and Waruingi's topic: "How do the disable feel among the able and ways to make it accessible for them?". At first glance, they seem completely different, right? Well, they kind of are. But I've managed to come up with a few questions connecting both personality and disability.

"If you develop a disability later in life, where you have to sit in a wheelchair, would the change in lifestyle be easier if you were introverted or extroverted?" At first I thought that it would probably be slightly easier to make this change if you were introverted, because there are probably still lots of a internal activities you can do that link to the reward system in an introvert's brain, like reading a book. But then I thought that it might be better if you were an extrovert because then your desire to be with other people and doing things will motivate you to get out there and still do things that you are still capable of enjoying, like maybe trying out a sport for people with disabilities. But then again, there aren't very many places that are accessible for the disabled, so it might be hard for them. So I guess there are ups and downs for both, but it's a question for debate.

I then also thought "What if you were born with a disability? Would you be more likely to be an extrovert or an introvert?". This then plays along with my own debate that I had, about how we become an extrovert or an introvert. So if I think about the research I have already done, I suppose genetics still have a part in it? But then again, environmental factors still have a part in shaping personality, and being born with a disability might be a big factor. So I'll repeat the same question, except keeping in mind this time about the "nurture shapes nature": "What if you were born with a disability? Would it be more likely to make you become more extroverted or introverted?".

Well, that's all the questions I could come up with for these two disparate topics. I hope it raised some inquiry for you too!

Thanks for reading!

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Wow I had not even thought of the two projects being even close but I think you have proved me wrong. I now see how they are related and maybe it would be best if someone did it as a question it would really bring change to lots of people and their thinking. 

"If you develop a disability later in life, where you have to sit in a wheelchair, would the change in lifestyle be easier if you were introverted or extroverted?"

This would be a good question if someone would think of it and maybe work on it. This will do more good to people thanks for thinking of this I have never thought of it.

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