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Factor I was labelled as Extroversion by the developers of the IPIP-BFFM. Factor I is sometimes given other names, such as Surgency or Positive Emotionality.
Extraversion is typically characterized by an individual's tendency to seek out social interaction and stimulation, as well as their level of enthusiasm and assertiveness in social situations. Individuals who score high on this dimension tend to be outgoing, sociable, and talkative. They enjoy being around others and seek out social situations. They are often described as having a high level of energy, enthusiasm, and assertiveness. They may also be more likely to engage in risk-taking behaviors, such as partying, drinking, or other forms of excitement-seeking.
In contrast, individuals who score low on extraversion are more introverted and reserved. They may prefer to spend time alone or in small groups, and may feel uncomfortable in large social gatherings. They may also be less assertive and more cautious in their interactions with others.
Research has shown that extraversion is linked to a range of outcomes, including job performance, social support, and well-being. For example, individuals who score high on extraversion tend to be more successful in careers that involve social interaction and communication. They may also have more social support networks and experience higher levels of subjective well-being.