A new study reveals how an individual’s movement can give a unique insight into their inherent personality traits.
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.
Resilience fluctuates because it encompasses the way individuals respond to a variety of circumstances over time.
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.
UCSD researchers have developed a new method to assess a person's levels of wisdom. The test, SD-WISE, uses neurobiology, as well as a psychosocial basis to measure the individual level of wisdom.
According to researchers, many of the genes associated with educational attainment are influential in brain development, even prior to birth.
A new study finds little difference in IQ or personality traits between first born children and their younger siblings.
University of Edinburgh researchers report many genes linked to neuroticism are also linked to depression. The findings may help to develop more personalized treatments with depressive disorders.
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.
Your personality traits might indicate whether you are at an increased risk of developing Alzheimer's disease as you age. Those who are less agreeable and more confrontational appear to have better neuroprotection against the disease. Lower agreeableness was associated with lower brain volume loss in the hippocampus, entorhinal cortex, and other areas linked to memory. Higher openness was also associated with lower brain volume loss in the hippocampus. The data suggests a combination of lower agreeableness and higher openness could be independent predictors of the preservation of brain volume in areas vulnerable to neurodegeneration.
Negative personality traits and cognitive dissonance explain why some people are such sore losers that they can not concede a defeat.