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Do introverts make better archers than ear-bending loudmou .. I mean, extroverts - trad archery blog

Stumbled across this (I'm rather good at internet stumbling) - looks like a pretty decent UK-based blog about traditional archery. Particularly like this new article asking whether introverts make the best archers (*coughYEScough*)

Corrinne B (2020 Instructor)
26th Oct 2014 21:12
well being an extrovert certainly doesn't hurt everyones shooting. I call to the stand 3 times outdoors world champion Brady Ellison to the stand:

thankfully he only does that once he's won though. so maybe it's about WHEN you are extroverted and when you are introverted. I't interesting to note that a lot of the other countries make a lot more noise and celebrate when they make a good shot in a comp. where as in England that is looked down on. I think it's a bit of a shame but i'm an ear-bending loudmouth a lot of the time.
4th Nov 2014 15:15
i missed the best pic
4th Nov 2014 15:16
Yeah, I actually don't believe that good performace can be so dependent on one trait like intro/extraversion (I was being my usual facetious self in my first post :p). Got to be far more about commiting to training.

That said, I'm sure I read in some archery etiquette guide that it's best for shooting if you can be a bit Zen about the whole thing, and not get over-excited over a good shot (or overly annoyed over a bad one), so maybe that's where the idea came from?

(and nowt wrong with loudmouths; balances out us shysters. Takes all sorts, as everyone's mum said.)
Corrinne B (2020 Instructor)
5th Nov 2014 23:59
I think that if everyone around him/her is doing well, the extrovert will probably shoot better as they will be buoyed by the euphoria, whereas for the introvert it would have no impact at all.
Dan D
18th Nov 2014 14:23