Personality Profiles of Subjects With Different Cognitive Styles

Hristina Nikolaeva Arabadzhieva, Ivanka Vasileva Asenova


The relationships between cognitive styles and some important characteristics of personality were studied in 421 clinically healthy adults (mean age 30,25 ± 9,71; 176 men). They were examined by the Slocum’s questionnaire (Slocum & Hellriegel, 1983), based on the typology of cognitive styles of Carl Jung (Jung, 1923) with the aim to determine the individually preferred cognitive style – sensing-thinking (left-hemispheric style), intuition-feeling (right-hemispheric style), intuition-thinking and sensing-feeling (mixed styles), and subsequently by Gießen-test, with the aim to assess the following characteristics of personality social resonance, dominance/subordination, self-control, underlying mood, permeability and social potency/impotency. The results showed that the cognitive style is a factor initiating significant differences between groups with different cognitive styles regarding the characteristics dominance/subordination and underlying mood. The group with the right-hemispheric cognitive style intuition-feeling tended to subordination and depressive mood. The other groups tended to dominance and hypomanic mood.

Language: Bulgarian


cognitive styles; personality; profile; Giessen-Test; Carl Jung

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