Judgment of time and aspects of personality

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The relationship between personality traits and time judgment by 2 methods of reproduction (linear arm movement, key pressing) and by verbal estimation was investigated. None of the measures of personality correlated significantly with verbal estimates. Only Extraversion correlated significantly and positively with time reproduced by linear movement (contrary to Eysenck's prediction), but several correlations between reproduced time and measures of personality approached significance. Speed of movement was positively associated with swift Metaphor Preference and n Ach. Variability in speed of movement was positively and significantly associated with Manifest Anxiety and n Ach, and significantly and negatively associated with Extraversion, which is also contrary to Eysenck's hypothesis. It was concluded that our results contradict Eysenck's hypotheses, and that personality traits and reproduced time may reveal more relationships than personality and verbally estimated time. (29 ref.) (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved)

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