The Participant 's Self Concept Personality

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The purpose of the research was to assess the participant’s self-concept personality (i.e., introvert or extrovert) and how they would associate with either a profile that was alike to their self-concept personality or a profile that was opposite to their self-concept personality. The three traits that were selected for the research were trustworthiness, friendliness, and likeability/physical attractiveness. Former research [“Byrne, D. (1961). Interpersonal attraction and attitude similarity. The Journal of Abnormal and Social Psychology, 62(3), 713-715. doi:10.1037/h0044721.”] found that participants are more accepting of strangers that have the same self-concept personality as themselves as compared with strangers with different personalities. It is hypothesized that participants who are introverts would rate profiles of introverts higher than people of extroverts, and the participants who are extroverts would rate profiles of extroverts higher than people of introverts. It is further hypothesized that participants would rate introvert females as more likable compared to extrovert males as more likable. Keywords: Extrovert, Introvert, Trustworthiness, Friendliness, Likeability/Physical Attractiveness Introduction What makes a person appealing to another individual? It is how friendly and outgoing someone is? Or is it how trustworthy and reserved they are? Physically attractiveness does play a part, but what about when that fades away? What traits would keep our

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