According to a new study, personality is both stable and malleable across our lifespan.
According to researchers, having high levels of neuroticism may put people at higher risk of mood disorders. However, if the person is also extroverted or conscientious, the combined personality traits may act as a buffer against depression and anxiety.
Researchers have created a model of what they consider a 'healthy personality type', using contemporary trait perspective.
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.
A new, comprehensive data analysis study challenges existing paradigms in psychology relating to personality types. Researchers report there appear to be four major clusters of personality types.
People who are historically more reliant on the coal industry tend to have more negative personality traits, University of Cambridge researchers report. The researchers believe this could be a lasting effect of the Industrial Revolution.
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.
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.