Frisson and Openness to Experience
Do you get goosebumps when listening to particularly moving music? If so, would you consider yourself as someone who is more open to experience?
Studies have shown that people who possess “Openness to Experience” have “unusually active imaginations, appreciate beauty and nature, seek out new experiences, often reflect deeply on their feelings, and love variety in life,” explains social psychologist Mitchell Colver. Some aspects of this trait are inherently emotional and others are cognitive, so the combination makes for an imaginative empathizer with great intellectual curiosity and appreciation of beauty.
HT to Georgina Lester over on Facebook.