The Personality Of Personality Variables

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Personality variables have long been hypothesized to be related to expressions of feelings and behaviors (Eysenck, 1992) and others have shown direct relationships with affect (Costa & McCrae, 1984; Diener & Emmons, 1984). There have been significant relationships reported especially for the traits of extraversion and neuroticism. Generally, extraversion is positively correlated with positive affect and neuroticism is positively correlated with negative affect. Results such as these make sense in that extraverted individuals tend to enjoy human interaction, and be talkative, assertive, and gregarious, especially in social situations. Introverts on the other hand, tend to be more withdrawn, and take more pleasure in solitary activities such as reading and writing. It has been hypothesized that extroverts experience higher levels of subjective well-being, and this may be due to the fact that they engage in more social interactions providing the opportunity for more life circumstances, which in turn create the opportunity to experience more positive affectivity (Larsen & Ketelaar, 1991). The personality trait neuroticism is characterized by anxiety, moodiness, fear, and frustration. Neurotic individuals also tend to respond more negatively to stressors and to report ordinary situations as threatening and minor frustrations as hopelessly difficult (Ormel, Jeronimus, Kotov, Riese, Bos, & Hankin, 2013). Because of these tendencies, neurotic individuals tend to put themselves
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