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Being Extroverted Leads To Happiness In Any Culture

Being Extroverted Leads To Happiness In Any Culture

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Western cultures consider being extroverted as a desirable quality associated with happiness, but what about other cultures that tend to prize close-knit relationships and group dynamics?...

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2014-04-01 14:07:07

One state’s citizens are collectively more agreeable and another’s are more conscientious. Could that influence how each state is governed? A recently published study suggests it could. Jeffery Mondak and Damarys Canache, political science professors at the University of Illinois, analyzed personality data from more than 600,000 Americans, identified by state, who had responded to an online survey for another research study. They then matched that data with state-level measures of...

Happy Marriage In Older Couples Often Depends On Husband's Positive Attitude
2014-03-15 06:50:50

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to a study from University of Chicago researchers, older couples rely on a husband’s health and attitude when it comes to being happy. Researchers found that a husband’s agreeable personality and good health are crucial in preventing conflict among older couples that have been together for a long time. “Wives report more conflict if their husband is in poor health,”, James Iveniuk, PhD candidate in the Department...

Personality And Evolution - The Shy Guy Doesn't Get The Girl
2013-10-23 04:18:10

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online If you’ve ever learned how we all possess different personality types, then chances are you are also familiar with the Meyers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) personality assessment. The MBTI aims to help individuals understand their specific personality type so they can employ what they learn to help them make the best of their careers, relationships and daily lives in general. But what if your personality type was directly responsible...

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...

Nice People Are Smarter People
2013-03-20 05:20:04

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online It´s often been said that nice guys finish last. In other words, those interested in helping others or trying to leave the world a better place than when they found it will inevitably end up denigrated by the guys who fight only for themselves. It´s safe to say this is a sentiment not shared by Sam McAbee, a psychology graduate student at Rice University in Houston, TX. According to a new study conducted by McAbee and a...

2013-01-25 09:31:34

In one of three studies, Pia Rosander carried out personality tests on 200 pupils in southern Sweden when they entered upper secondary school at 16. Three years later, when they received their final grades, she was able to observe a strong link between personality and grades. In personality psychology one talks of "the big five" — the five most common personality traits: openness, conscientiousness, extraversion, agreeableness and neuroticism. These qualities influence how a person...

2013-01-22 13:41:14

Two aspects of perfectionism are involved in body dissatisfaction and the development of eating disorders, according to a study of over a thousand women published this week in BioMed Central's open access journal, Journal of Eating Disorders. Adaptive perfectionism is high standards driving a person towards achieving a goal body image, and maladaptive perfectionism is concerned with mistakes and other people's opinions. The finding indicates that both are involved in heightened concerns...

Personality Impacts On Mental Health, Longevity And Decision-Making
2013-01-20 05:53:34

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online In addition to making individuals more outgoing or sociable, extraversion also makes people more likely to favor immediate rewards over delayed gratification — even if waiting means that the ultimate reward will be larger, according to the results of a new study presented late last week. University of Minnesota researcher Colin DeYoung and colleagues recruited subjects to better understand how being an extravert or an...