A new theoretical study proposes new models outlining the relationship between personality, genes, and behaviors. Researchers also propose a method to discover where personality resides in the brain, and how it relates to other psychological functions including memory and emotion.
Introverts who act like extraverts are viewed by others as having more leadership potential.
Negative personality traits and cognitive dissonance explain why some people are such sore losers that they can not concede a defeat.
Study reveals a link between personality traits and adherence to shelter at home warnings. Researchers report those who score high on extroversion are more likely to ignore stay at home warnings, while those with other traits were more likely to stay in, regardless of the strength of government warnings.
Study reveals those with narcissistic personality traits may be more politically active. Those with high levels of narcissism were more likely to contact politicians, sign petitions, and donate to political causes. Previous studies linked narcissistic traits to behaviors harmful to functioning democracies, including conflict and civic strife.
Older people who have higher levels of neuroticism are more likely to have worse cognitive function than those with other personality traits. Researchers say personality traits may be related to how well people can maintain their cognitive function, despite developing neuropathology associated with aging and dementia.
Middle-aged women who scored high on extraversion personality traits were more likely to report being physically active during leisure time than those who scored high in neuroticism.
Personality traits, such as empathy and extraversion, could be predicted from specific network features. Other personality traits, lifestyle, and mental health status can be predicted from language use on social media platforms.