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Extroverts vs Introverts

Is one better than the other? Does it really matter? I will show you the differences, explain why they are important, and give you strategies to connect.

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Extroverts

- emotions on the outside

- state of mind is easy to read

- more likely to overreact and fight/flight

- usually fast and has displaced behaviors

- busy mind and body

Introverts

- emotions on the inside

- state of mind is difficult to read

- more likely to freeze

- usually slower and can have displaced behaviors

busy mind with stiff/rigid body 

Patterns of Learning

Fear -> Curiosity -> Dominance -> Confidence 


Extroverts - Overreact (fight or flight/SNS) -> Ignore (freeze/SNS) -> Relax (endorphins/PSNS) -> Learn -> Retain


Introverts – Ignore (freeze/SNS) -> Overreact (fight or flight/SNS) -> Relax (endorphins/PSNS) -> Learn -> Retain


Rigid muscles/body/neck -> Adrenaline/SNS

Relaxed muscles/body/neck -> Endorphins/PSNS


Neck Flexions block adrenaline, release endorphins and stimulate Vagus Nerve and PSNS.

Genetic Personality

The horse may be genetically hard wired for a specific personality. That personality is often easily seen with several basic postural clues.


Leader Horses – higher head, well developed topline, cresty neck 


Follower/Mirror Horses – lower/level head, underdeveloped topline, thin or u-shaped neck