Neurobiology of the structure of personality: Dopamine, facilitation of incentive motivation, and extraversion

  title={Neurobiology of the structure of personality: Dopamine, facilitation of incentive motivation, and extraversion},
  author={Richard A. Depue and Peter Collins},
  journal={Behavioral and Brain Sciences},
  pages={491 - 517}
Extraversion has two central characteristics: (1) interpersonal engagement, which consists of affiliation (enjoying and valuing close interpersonal bonds, being warm and affectionate) and agency (being socially dominant, enjoying leadership roles, being assertive, being exhibitionistic, and having a sense of potency in accomplishing goals) and (2) impulsivity, which emerges from the interaction of extraversion and a second, independent trait (constraint). Agency is a more general motivational… 

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