Effect of an Emotional Video on Skin Conductance Response of Respondents in Dependence on Personality Type

  • Martin Malcik
  • Miroslava Miklosikova
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 715)


This paper reports on the results of research whose aim was to find out whether and how the respondents’ skin conductance change due to emotions experienced while watching emotional videos and whether there is a relation between a type of personality and a type of “emotional” curves we measured (the respondents were the teachers of vocational subjects). Emotions arise as an immediate response to a current situation with regard to the individual’s experience, interests and goals, comprising both subjective experiences and physiological changes, changes in attention and readiness, and changes in motoric expressions. The paper aims to show how secondary school teachers experience emotions and whether there is a relation between the measured values of skin conductance and types of personality. We found out that the skin conductance method reliably measures the intensity of experiencing emotions. It became apparent that the intensity of experiencing emotions is connected with a personality type in certain cases.


Emotions, skin conductance response Personality test Myers–Briggs type indicator Secondary school teacher 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Social SciencesVSB-Technical University of OstravaOstravaCzech Republic

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