Formulate a questionnaire to determine if subject is an introvert or an
extrovert, and will be presented only to high school students. This first
questionnaire consists of eight questions which will indicate how the subject
perceives him or herself in terms of sociability and willingness to voice
opinions. It will be brief, as it will serve merely to quickly group the
subject based on personality type.
The questions for part one are as follows:
1.) Do you feel others classify you as an introvert or an extrovert?
2.) * What percentage of your class would you consider yourself friendly with? . . . of the senior class? . . . of the sophomore class? . . . of the freshman class?
3.) Do you often ask questions in class
and/or voice your opinions?
4.) Do you feel your ideas and opinions
are usually taken into serious consideration in the classroom? . . . in
casual discussion with others your age?
5.) On a scale of one to ten, (ten being
the most similar), how similar are you to your classmates in terms of: hobbies?
. . . social views? . . . taste in music? . . . movies and other forms of
entertainment? . . . fashion?
6.) Around strangers are you typically:
a. unusually uncomfortable
b. quiet and reserved but comfortable
c. confident and outgoing
d. extremely outgoing
7.) Do you consider yourself an introvert
or an extrovert?
* This question based towards juniors. Questions will vary with grade of subjects so that all grades are covered.
2. The second step is to determine from the responses given if the subject is typically willing to express him or herself freely without much second thought. This would then lead to the second part of the test, in which the subject is asked a variety of questions demanding thorough explanation. The subject will be led to believe that his or her responses are being recorded as the questioner pretends to take notes directly related to the content of the subject's answers. The main purpose of the questions will be firstly to record the approximate times of each interview with each subject (a digital stopwatch will be used in this process), and secondly to evoke a variety of gestures which will then be checked off on a previously-made list of hand and body gestures. The total time of each interview will indicate the length of each subject's responses, as the questions will take approximately the same amount of time to be asked in each interview. The list of gestures and stopwatch will be hidden during the interview to allow the subjects to respond as naturally as possible to the questions asked of them. The interview will be conducted in a quiet area in order to reduce distractions which could prolong the interview, leading to inaccurate times and data.
The questions for part two are as follows:
1.) Have you ever been in a frightening
accident? Explain the details thoroughly. How did you feel when it happened?
What were you thinking?
2.) Describe one of the household chores
or responsibilities you are assigned. What do you like or dislike about
3.) What is your favorite sport/physical
activity? What aspect of it do you like the most?
4.) What is your worst pet peeve? When
is the last time it has happened and how did you feel when it did?
5.) What is the strangest thing you
have ever witnessed in public?
6.) Describe a situation in which an
accidental physical action such as tripping or dropping something caused
you intense embarrassment?
7.) If you were in a dark isolated alley,
and felt someone grab you from behind, how would you react?
As these questions are being asked, various gestures will be recorded as they occur. In order to make the task or recording gestures easier, a checklist with categories was made. The categories which will be checked off as they occur are:
· hands in pockets
· hands resting on surface
· repetitive contact between hands
· directional indicators
· hands in contact with face
· spreading out arms
· circular movements
· reinactment with hand movements
· shrug or indications of not knowing
· playing with hair
· clenching fists
· leaning forward
· leaning back
· drastic shifts in position
· head movements
· standing up
· virtual reinactment
3. As the subject performs these gestures, the corresponding box will be checked off. At the end of the experiment, the total time of the interview as well as the total number of different gestures will be recorded. The questioner will also take note if one gesture is repeated at an extremely high frequency. The results from part two will be compared to part one to determine if personality and talkativeness influences the frequency and variety of gestures.