Personality Differences in Thinking and Feeling between Introverts and Extroverts

Issued Date: 11.07.2022

Published Date: 12.07.2022


Author Affiliations: Mobina Abbasi

Author Affiliations: Simran Vivek Gidwani

DOI: https://doi.org/10.52522/ijngp.v1i3.1


Abstract


It has been widely claimed that introverts are cool-headed beings who tend to be thinkers while extroverts tend to follow their heart and are thus, more of feelers. However, this claim is not backed by research since it has never been tested. This research paper sets out to test this hypothesis through establishing a correlational link between the two meta-programs of introversion-extroversion and thinking-feeling. In order to measure this, an online questionnaire was administered to 102 participants between the age group of 18-25 years, which consisted of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) Scale that computed scores for both the meta-programs. Correlational analysis using SPSS showed a moderate positive correlation between introversion and thinking and a moderate positive correlation between extroversion and feeling. Thus, the findings supported the hypothesis since introversion shared a direct relationship with thinking while extroversion directly related with feeling, however, the reason is not known due to the nature of correlation analysis.

 

Keywords:

Introversion, Extroversion, Thinking - Feeling