Study reveals our personality types may indicate how susceptible we are to the power of persuasion. Those who are more fearful tend to follow the crowd, while those whose personality traits fall into the dark triad are less likely to be influenced by authority figures. Those who are socially apt are more likely to be persuaded to do something it is consistent with their beliefs or prior actions.
The majority of replication attempts of previous studies linking personality traits to life outcomes are successful. However, the associations may not be as strong as reported in the results originally published.
A new study reports genetics, in addition to environmental factors, influence morals and some personal behaviors in adults.
Researchers have created a model of what they consider a 'healthy personality type', using contemporary trait perspective.
Researchers report personality traits and psychological health impact how we value personal control when making decisions. The study reports brain activity in the motivation system is dampened in those with passive personalities and depression when we receive rewards that we have earned or feel in personal control of situations.
Researchers say there is no "type" in the common pop psychology concept of a "Type A" personality.
Researchers say dehumanization seems to be at the core of schadenfreude, the sense of pleasure at other peoples' misfortune.
Researchers investigate why some people experience frisson, or aesthetic chills, when listening to certain pieces of music. They report those who experience frisson score high for the openness to experience personality trait.
Researchers have identified a common denominator for 'dark' personality traits they have dubbed the D-factor. D-factor, researchers report, can be defined as the general tendency to maximize personal goals and interests over those of another, often to the extent of taking pleasure in hurting others.
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.