IJSSH 2016 Vol.6(3): 172-178 ISSN: 2010-3646
DOI: 10.7763/IJSSH.2016.V6.639

Comparison of Perceptual Reasoning Index of Intelligence between Personalities of Extravert and Ambivert

Nasir Yusoff, Nazirah Hanim Sharipudin, and Muhamad S. B. Yusoff
Abstract—Intelligence is not solely justified from mental capacities, but could be from personality dispositions, characteristics or nature. This study aims to compare the Perceptual Reasoning Index (PRI) of intelligence between extravert and ambivert. Eighty medical undergraduate students from Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) were participated in this study. The Universiti Sains Malaysia Personality Inventory (USMaP-i) was distributed to the respondents prior to the administration of the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale-Forth Edition (WAIS-IV) to measure PRI. No significant difference of PRI between ambivert and extravert was observed. However, significant correlation between estimation and psychometric score of PRI was observed, as well as the significant correlation between self-estimated and psychometric personality. Self-estimated and psychometric measure of personality should be taken into account as profile to form baseline PRI performance. The individual differences and external factors such as age variation and parent’s education may confound the study’s finding; thus, need to be considered in future research.

Index Terms—Ambivert, extravert, perceptual reasoning index, personality.

The authors are with the Department of Neurosciences, School of Medical Sciences, Health Campus, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 16150 Kubang Kerian, Kelantan, Malaysia (e-mail: nasirff@usm.my, nazirah.mpputm@gmail.com, msaiful_bahri@usm.my).

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Cite: Nasir Yusoff, Nazirah Hanim Sharipudin, and Muhamad S. B. Yusoff, " Comparison of Perceptual Reasoning Index of Intelligence between Personalities of Extravert and Ambivert," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 6, no. 3, pp. 172-178, 2016.

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