The Language of extraversion – Extraverted people talk more abstractly, introverts are more concrete

In this study investigating the link between extraversion and language abstraction, the authors report the findings suggest that the verbal style of extraverts is characterized by a higher level of abstract interpretation and that introverts tend to use concrete facts.

Beukeboom, Camiel J., Tanis, Martin, and Vermudlen, Ivar E. (2012). The Language of extraversion – Extraverted people talk more abstractly, introverts are more concrete. Journal of Language and Social Psychology, 32, 191-201.

About rickyWburk

Ricky W. Burk, CCC-SLP, BCS-F, is a speech-language pathologist who provides in-home therapy for adolescents and adults residing in Tennessee and Mississippi who stutter. His career includes PreK, elementary, middle, and high school practice, undergraduate & graduate faculty appointments, skilled nursing, national & international consultation, private practice, and national & international speaking presentations. He holds the American Speech-Language Hearing Association Certificate of Clinical Competence, and he is a Board Certified Specialist in Fluency Disorders. He is the ASHA Continuing Education Administrator for the National Association for Speech Fluency.
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