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Neurotics Look More Favorably On Inaction Rather Than Action

Neurotics Look More Favorably On Inaction Rather Than Action

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online We all know someone who seems to be paralyzed when it comes time to taking action. We might even tease that person and call them neurotic. It turns out, people who are neurotic aren't unable...

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Similar Personalities Seem To Group Together Regionally
2013-10-17 17:29:05

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online Humans of the same feather flock together, according to a study published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. Scientists were not only able to show how Americans with similar temperaments were likely to live in the same areas, but they also produced a map of the country that could be divided into regions according to personalities. The team found that people in the north-central Great Plains and the South tended...

Social Media Posts Help Build Predictive Model Of Personality
2013-09-26 18:56:53

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online People don't have to read your profile to know you; new research indicates that you can find out quite a lot about someone through observing their online personality. Penn Researchers wrote in the journal PLOS ONE that they were able to use Facebook data to determine a user's age, gender and personality traits. The study involved 75,000 volunteers, who completed a common personality questionnaire through a Facebook application and...

Outgoing And Extroverted Youth Have Better Wellbeing Later In Life
2013-07-20 05:51:42

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Young adults who are more outgoing or emotionally stable are happier in later life than their introverted counterparts, according to new research led by the University of Southampton. Dr Catharine Gale from the Medical Research Council's Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit, University of Southampton worked with a team from the University of Edinburgh and University College London to examine the effects of neuroticism and extraversion at...

Neuroticism May Be Good For You
2012-12-29 10:14:16

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports — Your Universe Online Anxiety has often been at least anecdotally linked with health issues, but new research from one US university hospital suggests high levels of neuroticism could actually be good for a person's well-being. As reported previously by Today.com, University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) post-doctoral fellow Nicholas Turiano has discovered evidence that subjects who described themselves as worriers and who also demonstrated...

Gorillas Who Are Extraverted Live Longer
2012-12-06 05:19:25

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online By observing and collecting data for 18 years on 298 gorillas in North American zoos and sanctuaries, an international team of scientists has examined the role of personality. Keepers, volunteers, researchers and caretakers who knew the gorillas well assessed their personalities, using a scoring method adapted from techniques for studying people and other primates. They found four personality traits — dominance,...

2012-06-11 10:43:39

New research from the University of Warwick suggests getting more money may not make you happier, especially if you are neurotic. In a working paper, economist Dr Eugenio Proto, from the Centre for Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy (CAGE) at the University of Warwick, looked at how personality traits can affect the way we feel about our income in terms of levels of life satisfaction. He found evidence suggesting that neurotic people can view a pay rise or an increase in income...

2012-05-31 12:39:25

Married people may be happier in the long run than those who aren't married, according to new research by Michigan State University scientists. Their study, online in the Journal of Research in Personality, finds that although matrimony does not make people happier than they were when they were single, it appears to protect against normal declines in happiness during adulthood. "Our study suggests that people on average are happier than they would have been if they didn't get married,"...

2012-02-17 11:11:05

Even without combat, military service has subtle, lingering effects, study says It´s no secret that battlefield trauma can leave veterans with deep emotional scars that impact their ability to function in civilian life. But new research led by Washington University in St. Louis suggests that military service, even without combat, has a subtle lingering effect on a man´s personality, making it potentially more difficult for veterans to get along with friends, family and...

2012-01-18 15:06:34

A program designed to boost cognition in older adults also increased their openness to new experiences, researchers report, demonstrating for the first time that a non-drug intervention in older adults can change a personality trait once thought to be fixed throughout the lifespan. Personality psychologists describe openness as one of five major personality traits. Studies suggest that the other four traits (agreeableness, conscientiousness, neuroticism and extraversion) operate...

2011-11-09 10:30:00

Younger adults who generally feel anxious tend to immediately avoid anti-smoking videos that describe how cigarettes can lead to death, disease and harm to others, before considering the message, according to a new University of Georgia study. The findings, published in the early online edition of the journal Health Communication, could allow health communicators to connect more effectively with the remaining 21 percent of the U.S population-according to 2009 estimates from the Centers for...