Friday, February 24, 2017


It is widely accepted in the realms of psychology and life in general, that healthy and satisfying interpersonal interactions are beneficial for individuals. Positive interpersonal interactions have been found to be fruitful for both mental and physical health. They also play a significant role in self-concept development and growth of personality.

Even though good interpersonal interactions have positive consequences on the individual, it is not always that people may necessarily have many of such interactions. The nature of interpersonal interactions is largely determined by various characteristics/features that people have leading to individual differences.

These individual differences determine whether the person gets into few or many interpersonal interactions. For instance, some may not require to have too many interpersonal interactions and that their intimacy needs might get fulfilled by having only few meaningful interpersonal interactions.

It also determines the quality of such interactions that an individual may have, in terms of the ability of having satisfying interactions or mostly ending up having poor interpersonal interactions.

This series is about such individual differences and how they may determine individuals’ nature of interpersonal interactions. The series will be emphasizing on individual differences with respect to personality traits, explanatory styles, social motives, interaction patterns, and even brain structure.


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