This study is keen to investigate the potential relationship between personal traits namely introversion, extroversion, and ambiversion, and the students’ literary appreciation on a play entitled ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’ by Oscar Wilde which focuses on the character preferences. The study involved 17 LG120 Semester 1 student from UiTM Johor, Segamat campus. A mixed-method sequential explanatory study involving quantitative; questionnaires on the personality traits and qualitative; online interview on character preferences approach will be utilized. The quantitative data obtained from the questionnaires on their personality traits will be analyzed using SPSS for frequencies which then be paired together with the data obtained from the online interview, and will be analyzed using Pearson’s r to measure the relationship between the students’ personality traits and their character preferences. As previous literature has listed a significant relationship between roughly comparable variables, this study expects to venture the parallel findings.
literary appreciation, personality traits, significant relationship, character preferences