Extraversion Affects Attentive Processes of Personal Images

  • Pietro CipressoEmail author
  • Miriam Fanciullo
  • Giuseppe Riva
  • Emanuela Saita
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering book series (LNICST, volume 253)


Personality traits are an important part of the psychology with so many study to consider this actually a huge field. On the other hand, the relationship between personality traits and attentional process has not been deepen extended yet, above all using technological advanced measures to quantify attention. In this study we selected personal and neutral photos presenting all of them to the participants while tracking the eyes movements by using an eye-tracker. Results showed that personal images have in general higher number of fixation and more saccades. Specifically, while extroverts showed no differences in exploring personal and neutral photos, introverts participants showed an higher number of fixations and more saccades for personal images than neutral. These results if confirmed in further studies pone interesting questions about the role of personality in attentional processes linked to personal experiences.


Psychometrics Personality Attention Personal images Extraversion Eye-tracking 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pietro Cipresso
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Miriam Fanciullo
    • 2
  • Giuseppe Riva
    • 1
    • 2
  • Emanuela Saita
    • 2
  1. 1.Applied Technology for Neuro-Psychology LabIstituto Auxologico ItalianoMilanItaly
  2. 2.Department of PsychologyUniversità Cattolica del Sacro CuoreMilanItaly

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