The Biological And Motive Perspectives Of Personality Psychology

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Introduction Gregariousness is a personality trait that influences how people interact with one another and is a subordinate trait under extraversion. A person who is gregarious is highly sociable which can have both positive and negative impacts on day-to-day life. This analysis will look at gregariousness from both the biological and motive perspectives of personality psychology and will also discuss some of the advantages and disadvantages of being gregarious.
Trait Definition I have found two working definitions for gregariousness, also known as sociability, that will be used in this analysis. The first definition comes from Ghayas & Malik (2013) and it states that “Sociability refers to ones desires to live in a group because they want to be part of a group of people whom they respect, people who like them, whose values they share, and people whose cognitive reasoning they can understand.” The second definition is from Leary, Kelly, Cotrell, & Schreindorfer (2013). According to them “sociability [refers] to the tendency to seek out interactions with other people”.
Two theoretical perspectives on Gregariousness
Biological Perspective o Empirical Research
Origins, Causes, and Development
Development of social skills starts in early infancy with two key principles called self-relevance and joint engagement. Self-relevance is an understanding of when actions are directed at oneself while joint engagement involves the ability to share an action with another person in…

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