Small Talk

The Myers-Briggs of Major Bugs

Erin McCann, news editor of The Guardian US, tells us about a new study which suggests that even cockroaches come in introverted and extroverted varieties. Some are more shy, others are bold explorers. We kind of hate them all, either way.

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circa 1955: Mary Phillips, an entomological technician, removes a large cockroach from a container for an insecticide test at the Essox Laboratories in the USA. (Photo by Al Barry/Three Lions/Getty Images)