The Relationship between Happiness and Self-Awareness among Introverts and Extroverts

Author(s): Mandana Bagherian, Adis Kraskian Mojembari, Parviz Naghibian, Sanam Farshad Nik

It is commonly believed that extroverts are happy and felicitous, and introversion is usually regarded as the state of having no fun or happiness in life. The present research is intended to investigate the relationship between extroversion (one of the Big Five Personality Traits) and happiness level among individuals to figure out whether there is any significant relationship between extroversion/introversion and happiness. Also the level of self-awareness of the extroverts and introverts is measured. In this study the NEO Five-Factor Inventory (NEO-FFI), which comprises 60 items (12 items per domain), and MUNSH Scale of Happiness as well as McGraw-Hill’s Self Awareness Questionnaire were used. The participants were 150 students ranging from 18 to 50 years. The regression analysis was used to figure out the relationship between variables. The findings suggest that extroverts are happier than introverts (p < .01) and the level of self-awareness is higher in extroverts in comparison with the introverts (p < .01).


Journal: Psychology
DOI: 10.4236/psych.2016.78112 (PDF)
Paper Id: 68434 (metadata)

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