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9/29/2010 OCEAN Traits Orthogonal dimensions o Unrelated- Can be high on one and low on another Important Caveat o Each trait is a large factor made up of a number of smaller factors o Each factor is related to each other but nonetheless contributes uniquely to one’s own identity Extraversion- sense of sociability o Having social impact o Facets: Warmth Gregarious Excitement seeking Positive emotion Interact better with unfamiliar people Firmer handshakes that conveys confidence Possibly less cooperative during social dilemmas Desire for high status careers and political influence Experience higher level of well-being (happier, more meaning in life, hopeful) o Extraversion and Positive Moods More sensitive to positive cues in the environment? Mood induction and extraversion Life is beautiful study o Barret et. al Asked student to report their 3X a day for 3 months
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Unformatted text preview: Results • Mood of extraverts • Memory for one’s emotional life • Neuroticism o Emotional Instability Facets • Anxiety • Hostility • Depression • Self-Consciousness • Impulsiveness • Vulnerability to Stress Related to distress in many types of circumstances More difficult interactions among romantic partners Less satisfaction with marriage (and most other things) More likely to distance themselves from partners after a negative interaction o Bolger & Schilling (1991) Measured daily stressors and mood over 2 months Neurotics reported greater negative emotions Also reported experiencing more stressors (fight with spouse) • Spouses agree Emotional reaction to stressful events is stronger for neurotics...
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