New York: A study reveals that emotional stability is both a predictive and enabling factor for becoming an experienced and successful poker player who are more extrovert.
While poker is a game of chance, there is skill and decision-making involved, and the quality of those decisions depends on both knowledge of the game and the ability to control one's emotions, the findings showed.
"Previous studies have shown that online poker players tend to be introverted individuals and that those who perform better at poker are less neurotic," said Brenda Wiederhold from Interactive Media Institute, San Diego, California.
Poker players who prefer live play rather than online games are more likely to be extrovert and open to experiences.
The study evaluated emotionality, experience level, and success among online poker players.
"This study, however, takes research a step further by comparing online and offline players," Wiederhold concluded.
The study appeared in the journal Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking.