Sonntag, 6. Mai 2018
Openness, Introversion, and Extroversion:
"When personality psychologists today talk about introversion as the opposite of extroversion that word is sort of left over from Jung's terminology but we are not talking about the same thing as the opposite of extroversion that he was. And that's just because empirically it is not. It turns out that what's at the other end of the trait dimension from extroversion is basically the tendency to be quiet and reserved, having less energy, less enthusiasm, but that doesn't necessarily go along with being intellectual and imaginative. So it turns out that's a separate dimension. That's the openness dimension. And so you can have extroverts who are high in openness and imaginative and thoughtful and even introspective. And you can have introverts who are imaginative and open and introspective. But you know it's a different trait."