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Inhibited Infants More Likely to Become Introverted Adults

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A new study over more than two decades reveals that infants with greater behavioral inhibition are more likely to be reserved and introverted at age 26.

Behavioral inhibition (BI) is characterized by cautious, fearful, and avoidant behavior toward unfamiliar people, objects, and situations.

BI has been found to be relatively stable across toddlerhood and childhood, and children with BI have been found to be at greater risk for developing social withdrawal and anxiety disorders than those without BI.

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