Latest Personality traits Stories

2009-12-03 20:30:02

Conscientiousness breeds continued success, while extraverts fare well in later years.

2009-12-01 12:50:00

Online social networks such as Facebook are being used to express and communicate real personality, instead of an idealized virtual identity.

2009-11-03 15:15:55

First impressions do matter when it comes to communicating personality through appearance, according to new research by psychologists Laura Naumann of Sonoma State University and Sam Gosling of The University of Texas at Austin.

2009-09-24 11:02:37

With America's unemployment rate higher than it has been in decades, many people find themselves looking for jobs. The process can be tiring and, in such a competitive climate, receiving that final job offer is challenging. In a new study, researchers at the University of Missouri focus on what job seekers need to get ahead of the competition. The Mizzou scientists found that certain planning activities and positive emotions have a large impact on success in finding a job.

2009-09-17 16:05:03

How people react to, and are affected by, characters in cultural media predicts their personal life themes and media preferences, U.S. researchers found.

2009-08-19 23:16:42

A person with high neuroticism is likely to experience anxiety or depression and may self-medicate with tobacco, alcohol or drugs, U.S. researchers suggest. Daniel K.

2009-08-18 13:19:38

Personality traits associated with chronic worrying can lead to earlier death, at least in part because these people are more likely to engage in unhealthy behaviors, such as smoking, according to research from Purdue University.

2009-06-17 15:14:41

Our ability to withstand stress-related, inflammatory diseases may be associated, not just with our race and sex, but with our personality as well, according to a study published in the July issue of the journal Brain, Behavior and Immunity.

2009-04-29 15:06:33

Women, but not men, get an added health benefit when paired with someone who is conscientious and neurotic, U.S. researchers said.

2009-04-29 08:37:51

Conscientiousness is a good thing in a mate, researchers report, not just because it's easier to live with someone who washes the dishes without being asked, but also because having a conscientious partner may actually be good for one's health.

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