The role of personality in dyadic interaction: A psychophysiological study

Mikko Salminen, Pentti Henttonen, Niklas Ravaja

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Psychophysiological activity was recorded during development discussions of 44 manager-subordinate pairs to examine the effects of the Big Five personality traits Extraversion and Conscientiousness, and personality similar- ity during dyadic social interaction. Facial electromyography and frontal electroencephalography (EEG) asymme- try were collected continuously during the 30-min discussions. Different actor and partner effects and Actor × Partner interactions were observed. Matching levels of Extraversion led to higher periocular muscle activity, in- dicating positive valence emotional expressions. The results are discussed considering similarity attraction theories.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)45-50
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal of Psychophysiology
Early online date24 Sep 2016
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2016
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


  • Emotion
  • Dyadic interaction
  • Personality
  • Facial EMG
  • EEG


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