People who scored high for conscientiousness lived two years longer without a decline in cognitive function than those who were less conscientious. Those who scored lower for neuroticism and higher in extraversion were more likely to regain normal cognitive function following a diagnosis of MCI, suggesting those personality traits may be associated with neuroprotection.
Conscientiousness can be improved, even if a person has little motivation to change, researchers report.
The effects of lead exposure on overall health have been well document, but a new study reveals early exposure to pollution can have a detrimental effect on personality. Researchers report those who were born following the decline of environmental lead levels had more mature personalities and were more conscientious and less had lower levels of neuroticism than those born in generation with higher lead levels.
People who ranked higher for conscientiousness and lower in openness tend to be morning people, a new study reports. Researchers say the link between personality traits and morning/evening chronotypes is partly due to genetic factors.
Those who score high on the personality traits of conscientiousness and emotionality are more likely to panic buy and stockpile under the threat of a natural disaster.
Changing aspects of your personality, such as becoming more extroverted or conscientious, can be difficult to achieve based on desire alone.
How you interact with your cell phone may reveal your personality type. Using data from cell phone accelerometers, researchers were able to correlate physical interactions with mobile tech to specific personality traits.
Using the Big Five model of personality traits, researchers found smokers were more likely to experience an increase in neuroticism over time. Quitting smoking did not have an impact on altering the negative personality traits.
Being extroverted may be a clear advantage in the workplace. A new study reveals extroverts tend to be more motivated, conscientious, emotionally positive and better communicators than their more introverted peers.
Researchers have created a model of what they consider a 'healthy personality type', using contemporary trait perspective.