Posted by Dee (220.127.116.11) on September 28, 2003 at 12:07:19:
In Reply to: Risk taking behavior and Big Five factors posted by Jan den Breejen (18.104.22.168) on September 28, 2003 at 09:52:41:
> I wonder why the USA Version puts risk taking/thrill seeking behavior under the factor Openness. I would think it would better fit with Extraversion because extraverts have high need of stimuli (flashy clothes, loud music, 'this is sooo boring!'); and therefore allways want something new and different to experience.
> anybody can explain?
I just looked up open in the dictionary to see what I could come up with - 1.outdoors; 2. a contest of tournament open to all 3. free from restraints or controls etc..
Extroverts put themselves out there because it is what comes natural to them. Why they choose to then take it a step further and show off their extraversion in North America I believe is because it shows others that they are living in a free society that harps on being free and they're like walking flags of the country. We have this in every free society, the ones that aren't "free" in the minds of the North American are those that aren't American. Case in point, "No, I don't live in an igloo!"
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