The age-old divider of personalities, groups and relations between people has perplexed society for decades this divide also determines whether you are an extrovert or an introvert…
What are Extroverts and Introverts?
An extrovert is someone who is outgoing and socially confident and an introvert is someone who spends time alone, is often withdrawn from society and shy.
People take quizzes, look up characteristics, all to see what kind of a person they are! Hans Eysenck, a psychologist born in Germany, worked on intelligence and personalities and found that human biology can determine whether someone is an extrovert or an introvert.
Do people’s bodies play a part in showing what kind of personality they have!
How Does the Lemon Test Work?
You’ll need a cotton bud:
And some string:
And you’ll need a lemon (obviously)!
Tie the string around the middle of the cotton bud, and then place one end of the cotton bud on your tongue for 20 seconds, and take it out. Put five drops of lemon juice on your tongue, swallow, and then put the other end of the cotton bud on your tongue for 20 seconds. Finally, take the cotton bud out, and hang the cotton bud with the string.
What Do the Results of the Lemon Test Mean?
The idea of hanging the cotton bud with the string is to see which side is heavier.
Introverts react more strongly to stimulation because they have a higher cortical arousal, the part of the brain that controls wakefulness, vigilance, muscle tone and heart rate; essentially, they feel things more intensely, perhaps causing them to shy away from certain situations.
So if the side that you kept on your tongue after the Lemon Test is heavier, that means you might be an introvert!
The Lemon Test supports the theory of introverts and extroverts, because those who took the special questionnaire and scored as introverts, showed as introverts in the Lemon Test.
So grab a lemon and your friends and family and test this little trick out to see if someone is as introverted as they say they are!
*Information from BBC article.