- Seth Margolis, UC Riverside
- Sonja Lyubomirsky, Univ. of California, Riverside
Two experiments explored whether people can increase their extraverted behavior over one or three weeks and the consequences of such changes. Both studies provide evidence that increases in extraverted behavior cause boosts in well-being and in self-reported extraversion. Openness-related behaviors produced similar effects in Study 2. Thus, personality change may be easier than previously thought.