Extroverts relish social life and are energized by interacting with friends and strangers alike.
An extrovert is typically assertive, a go-getting individual, and able to seize the day. Extroverts are great at thinking on their feet; they’re relatively comfortable with conflict. Given the choice, extroverts usually prefer more stimulating environments that give them frequent opportunities to see and speak with others. When they’re in quiet environments, they’re prone to feeling bored and restless. They are actively engaged in the world around them and at their best when tapping into its energy.
Suggestibility & Hypnosis
Suggestibility is a term that can be used to describe how much you are influenced by something or someone. The psychotherapist and hypnosis expert, John Kappas, PhD, who founded the Nationally Accredited College of Hypnotherapy in Tarzana California and the school I attended believed your suggestibility factor is about how you receive and process information as well as communicate.
The extent to which a subject may or may not be “suggestible” has significant ramifications in the scientific research and application of hypnosis and its associated phenomena. I work from the premise that knowing your suggestibility and temperament helps in deciding which method to use to induce a useful hypnosis state.
Dr. John Kappas (1925–2002) identified three different types of suggestibility in his lifetime that have improved hypnosis:
Emotional Suggestibility A suggestible behavior characterized by a high degree of responsiveness to inferred suggestions that affect feelings and emotions. These tend to restrict physical body responses; usually associated with hypnoidal depth. Thus the emotional suggestible while in a trance like state learns more by inference than by direct, literal suggestions.
Physical Suggestibility A suggestible behavior characterized by a high degree of responsiveness to literal suggestions that affect the body, and even produce body movements while in a trance. This state also tends to restrict emotional responses; usually associated with cataleptic stages or deeper trance states.
Intellectual Suggestibility The type of hypnotic suggestibility in which a subject fears being controlled by the hypnotherapist. This type of person is constantly trying to analyze, reject or rationalize everything the hypnotherapist says and does. With this type of subject the hypnotherapist must give logical explanations for every suggestion and must allow time for the subject to feel that he is doing the hypnotizing himself.
What is your natural operating method in the world?
Extroverts tend to be physical as they act and engage in life. Knowing your method of operating in the world helps me understand how your mind works and which suggestibility method to use in a hypnosis session.