- Mar 20, 2008
I was just looking into this. HSP is correlated with high Openness to Experience, low Extraversion, and high Neuroticsm, but it breaks down into three sub-constructs:
- Ease of excitation: the feeling of being overwhelmed by both external and internal demands. Correlated positively with Neuroticism and negatively with Extraversion.
- Aesthetic Sensitivity: the awareness of aesthetics in ones surroundings. Correlated positively with Openness to Experience.
- Low Sensory Threshold: unpleasant sensory arousal. Correlated positively with Neuroticism.
It's kind of interesting the more neutral/positive parts of emotional awareness are mostly captured by Openness to Experience, and emotional reactivity by Neuroticism. It make sense that introversion would be correlated with feeling overwhelmed by sensory input.
(I do wish) Big Five terms were a little more neutral, though.
You have done well Seymour with HSP, what do you think of OE?