Advantages And Disadvantages Of Being Gregariousness
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 …show more content…
With that anonymity comes a loss of inhibitions with regards to behavior. For people who are comfortable in large group settings, it is easier for deindividuation to take place (Schachter, 1959). Although that can lead to a greater sense of freedom, deindividuation can also cause problem behaviors to seem more socially acceptable because everyone else within the group is also committing the same acts of deviance (Spivey & Prentice-Dunn, 1990).
There is a strong positive correlation between sociability and the strength of the effect of positive emotions on an individual, although this only seems to apply to positive social interaction (Smillie, Wilt, Kabbani, Garratt, & Revelle, 2015). In times of crisis, extraverts are more willing to go to other people for support. Extraverts also have a tendency to seek out help sooner than introverts(Amirkhan, Risinger, & Swickert, 1995).
Personal views & experiences
As a child, I was fond of social interaction but in my teen years I became slightly more subdued. Recently I have begun becoming more sociable however. I still enjoy spending time with large groups of people as long as I am familiar with at least a few of the individuals in said group. Most people have a tendency to become less sociable as they age, (Pollet, Roberts, & Dunbar, 2011) which would account for the perception of me that is held by some of my current …show more content…
I find myself disagreeing with this simply because extraverts are naturally more adaptive. In that case determining someone 's extraversion would depend entirely on the crowd they were with. If an extrovert was surrounded by introverts then they would be more likely to mimic that introversion (van Zalk & Denissen, 2015).
I asked a number of people with whom I am acquainted with, about what they thought of me in terms of my ability to socialize with others. I have one friend who claimed that I was far more outgoing and adventurous of the two of us and she considered me to be an extravert. When I informed her of my selection of the trait gregariousness for my topic, she found it to be fitting. My friend, who I have known since the age of eight, is herself an extravert. To her, my desire to interact with other people and my ability to enjoy those interactions, always seemed to be a concept she could not