Date of Award
MS Experimental Psychology
Susan Teague, Ph.D.
Susan A. Nolan, Ph.D.
Andrew F. Simon, Ph.D.
relationships, introversion-extroversion, commitment, attraction, desire, similarity
The present study assessed whether similarity of a hypothetical partner on Introversion-Extroversion, along with partner preference for long-term or short-term relationships, might vary according to participants’ own Introversion-Extroversion. MANOVA results suggest three important points. First, ratings by extrovert participants showed higher levels of romantic interest for extroverted, rather than introverted, hypothetical partners; introvert participants’ ratings did not differ between introvert and extrovert partners on this dimension. Second, the similarity of the participant and the hypothetical partner on Introversion-Extroversion appeared to influence interpersonal interest, romantic interest, and commitment potential. Last, the partner’s commitment level may drive participants’ non-platonic interest and potential to commitment to the partner. Along with the effect of commitment, there are indicators for the liking of both similar and dissimilar others.
Ross, Naquan, "The People We Like: Do Introversion-Extroversion and Commitment Affect Evaluation of Potential Partners?" (2018). Seton Hall University Dissertations and Theses (ETDs). 2580.