Establishing the Relationship between Personality Traits and Stress in an Intelligent Environment

  • Marco Gomes
  • Tiago Oliveira
  • Fábio Silva
  • Davide Carneiro
  • Paulo Novais
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8482)


Personality traits play a key role in the shaping of emotions, moods, cognitions, and behaviours of individuals interacting in a virtual environment. The personalities one exhibits reflect one’s perception of the world and are demonstrated in the act of communication. Thus, the evaluation of a message can be changed due to stress and mood variations. Being able to identify the degree of relationship between one’s personality characteristics and one’s current stress state can thus facilitate the communication process. In particular, in this paper it is studied the correlation between some personality traits and the stress levels exhibited by users’ interactions. To do so a novel approach was followed in which an intelligent environment is used to support the stress recognition process providing important personality related information. An experiment has been designed for the purpose of addressing the estimation of relevant aspects of interactions that occur in a rich sensory environment. Outputs from the experiment, such as the relation between personality characteristics and stress, can be used to maximize the benefits of virtual environments and its applications in fields such as learning, medicine or conflict resolution.


Intelligent Environment Stress Emotions Personality 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marco Gomes
    • 1
  • Tiago Oliveira
    • 1
  • Fábio Silva
    • 1
  • Davide Carneiro
    • 1
  • Paulo Novais
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of InformaticsUniversity of MinhoPortugal

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