I decided to write a bit more about the personality traits - I keep writing about the NEO PI-R inventory and the research using it. So my plan is to write about all thirty facets and five big traits that this inventory reports.
Second trait - Extraversion, second facet of it - Gregariousness.
Very literally, gregarious people like to be with others, in crowds, in groups. From the evolutionary point of view this is a beneficial quality, because "we" is always safer than "I" in the face of wild and hungry nature. That is, when there is a unifying external factor, a reason to stay together. When this factor dissipates, other tensions inside the group start forming, but even then people tend to accumulate into fractions, teams, cliques and partnerships. People who spend a lot of time with other people, use and hone their communication skills more often, so are better prepared to handle irregular group situations as well.
High gregariousness score in NEO PI-R show that people are more likely to feel well when they have a chance to meet a lot of new people. But this score shows a wish to be social, preparedness to do so - but no the actual success in doing so, which will also depend on other traits, such as warmth, empathy and agreeableness. I bet you can remember an example or two when someone was very keen to be friendly with you, but not listen to you, and regardless of your subtle or not so subtle signs would just not give up? If gregarious person will be forced to stay alone, it will cause a lot of stress to such person. People low in gregariousness will experience similar stress when forced to meet a lot of new people and perfectly happy when focused on their task in solitary environment.
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