You know how genuine introverts (i'm not talking shy people, I mean the neurological kind) are introverts due to the fact that they completely freak out with too much stimuli? Generally this is why I think I'm moving towards the INTP camp rather than ENTP: because although I sometimes hold/held ENTP tendencies (all of which will be gone by the time i finish this thread), I freak the fuck out during a disco and social events tend to be draining. Apparently this is due to the higher-state arousal that we introverts have in our PFC. Thus it sucks the life out of us to process all that information over time.
I've thought of a mild counter to that tendency: give us more processing power.
By that I mean literally training the brain so that it can handle more things at once and flip through them more effortlessly. have you guys ever heard of n-back?
Brain Workshop - a Dual N-Back game
Dual N-Back, Brain Training & Intelligence | Google Groups
N-back is basically a game where you're supposed to remember a bunch of periodically flashed stimuli, n times ago. It's kind of like playing Snap/Match, except much more hardcore.
The major boon given to n-back is the supposed fluid IQ increase (think basic smarts rather than knowledge application) that you get by improving this so called "working memory". Overall, the link between the two is sketchy, but it wouldn't hurt to have more of it. People have reported numerous benefits, like greater motivation, easier to tackle problems etc. The ones who reduced the trials between stimuli to less than one second report getting more "processing speed".
I figure that if we work on making processing and thoughts more "effortless", then we can more easily process the external environment and then everything else just becomes superficial habit changing. Of course, this could completely backfire, because we're actually sending MORE blood/activity to the pre-frontal cortex, so we could actually become MORE pensive :p meh.
PS remind me never to write stuff after an IQ test, I'm fagged