Earlier I’ve written about building mental immunity to prevent depression. Lately, I’ve been very interested in the predictive processing theory of mind, and trying to build has intution about how gets depression takes shape.
I connect a few concepts from evolutionary psychology and predictive processing theory to explore why introverts are more susceptible to depression. Watch the 10-minute video essay below.
In case you prefer text, I tweeted the main ideas from the video as a thread.
2/ Unlike popular assumption, the defining characteristic of introverts is not that they prefer their own company. Rather introverts are the one who are not reward-sensitive. Extroverts, on the other hand, think that world is exploitable to their advantage https://t.co/3IOVfjoFzv
— Paras Chopra (@paraschopra) September 24, 2018
Hope you enjoy the video. As always, I’d love to know your feedback.