In one of the current threads on "sheding light on the admission process", the presumed ad comm member implies that they seek out those that are vibrant, enthusiastic, and extroverted in the interview. The author implies that an African-American applicant was rejected primarily because he was "shy" and his activities were mostly in "solitude". Obviously there is nothing wrong with people "filled" with energy, but who's to say that someone who is percieved as "quiet" won't make an excellent clinician? Introverts can have excellent communication skills and work well in teams, but in general are not as "talkative" as others. We're always told to be ourselves during interviews, therefore, an extrovert will have an advantage versus someone who may be equally qualified and compassionate yet is simply soft spoken. What do you guys think?