This seems all well and good, however I am concerned that the control group might or might not be a good representation of the general population.
What did you learn about yourself from reading about the trait theories of personality?
In the s, psychopharmacological studies showed a relationship between the enzyme monoamine oxidase MAO and sensation seeking. Brief excerpts may be quoted as long as a link to the original article is provided. Analyses were controlled for gender.
It is possible that people who feel drawn to use websites where they can post secrets anonymously or who are willing to participate in secrecy research might have elevated levels of self-concealment. Roles were a little more evenly spread among the males, although doms were most popular who made up nearly halffollowed by subs just over a third and then switches.
Rejection sensitivity and need for approval, like neuroticism, are negatively correlated with subjective well-being, so the fact that doms scored low on these measures may well account for their high levels of subjective well-being. On the less favourable side though, the BDSM group was less agreeable.
Doms also scored lower in rejection sensitivity and need for approval compared to subs and the control group, while the latter two groups did not differ from each other in either of these measures. Research could confirm whether subs are higher than average, or indeed whether doms are lower than average in this important trait.
Evidence also indicates that men tend to score higher than women in sensation seeking, which is likely related to the finding that sensation seeking is positively correlated with testosterone levels. Researchers could also investigate how well adjusted practitioners are in their lives and relationships in general.
I am a weird mix because I am opened to new ideas but I tend to like routines and being comfortable with my surroundings.
Is this an activity you would enjoy? Perhaps they have a particularly friendly outgoing nature. This suggests that female BDSM practitioners are more likely than males to prefer gender-typical roles. Sensation seeking is the tendency to seek out thrilling and exciting activities, to take risks, and to avoid boredom.
For example, are doms, being low in agreeableness, particularly antagonistic in their relationships in general, outside of BDSM?
Examples of such behaviors are varied, but sensation seekers may be attracted to extreme sports, frequent travel, diverse foods and music, new sexual partners and experiences, and challenging existing viewpoints. Skydiving by divemasterking — http: Experience seeking—reflected in items that refer to the seeking of new sensory or mental experiences through unconventional or nonconforming lifestyle choices—for example, "I like to have new and exciting experiences and sensations even if they are frightening, unconventional, or illegal" high versus "I am not interested in experience for its own sake" low.
Assignments, Exercises, and Activities Art and Personality Does the art you enjoy match your personality? Research by Stian Reimers in conjunction with the BBC suggests that there is a relationship between the kind of art people prefer e. I also learned that I am a person who enjoys doing things for the thrill that comes from doing things instead of doing things for the outcome.
Going further, perhaps subs are the sort of people who prefer to have discipline and order provided for them, while doms are the sort who like imposing rules and structure on others.Sensation seeking is a personality trait defined by the search for experiences and feelings, that are "varied, novel, complex and intense", and by the readiness to "take physical, social, legal, and financial risks for the sake of such experiences.".
He's a "a sensation seeker." Then you may score highly on measures of a personality trait that psychologists call "sensation-seeking." Features Psychology.
In in the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology (Vol. 36, No.
2, pages ), he published the Sensation Seeking Scale Form IV, a personality test designed to measure a person's predilection for thrill- and adventure-seeking, experience-seeking, disinhibition and boredom susceptibility.
The correlations of the Sensation Seeking Scale with Personality scales indicate that the general sensation seeking trait is related to an uninhibited, nonconforming, inpulsive, dominant type of extraversion, but not particularly related to the socialization type of extraversion.
(Author). Evidence has shown that sensation seeking has a genetic component and is linked to several hormones and neurotransmitters. Dr. Carter’s research explores the problems, psychology, and neuroscience behind the HSS personality, those who crave and seek out exotic and intense experiences even when physical or social risks are involved.
Many personality traits are popular sources of research for a short time, and then, like the constructs on which they are based, they gradually fade away.
In contrast, Sensation Seeking (otherwise known as Novelty Seeking, Arousal Seeking, Excitement Seeking, and other “seeking” labels) has had.Download