Popular opinion has it that introverts are thriving in lockdown – but studies paint a different picture.
Grandiose narcissists do not, or even cannot, recognise and acknowledge a failure could be their own.
How much does your virtual reality headset know about your life?
Psychologists call these traits the ‘Big Five’: openness, conscientiousness, extroversion, agreeableness and neuroticism. A researcher suggests your profile implies your response to social distancing.
Our study looked at both identical and non-identical sets of twins. We found that how sensitive you are is actually inherited genetically.
The divide transcends partisan bickering. Some people really do recoil at the imposition of strict rules, while others become anxious when rules aren’t followed.
Human psychology has evolved to avoid situations that could lead to infection. Behavioral choices now could have long-term effects on how people interact with others and the world.
The COVID-19 lockdown will affect people differently depending on their personality.
Humans tend to downplay their own susceptibility to being harmed – an attitude of ‘it won’t happen to me’ that could be hindering the collective response to the pandemic.
If you know your own personality traits, you might then be better placed to resist your worst unthinking impulses in a time of high anxiety.
There are many ways to be happy, but we can also find comfort in the knowledge that our constant dissatisfaction is what makes us human.
Here's what psychological studies have discovered about birth order.
Whether you’re a human, a dog or even a horse – how you handle pain will depend on how emotionally stable and guarded you are.
The trait can bring mental strength and resilience.
Addiction has multiple causes and just chalking it up to someone’s personality probably isn’t very helpful in dealing with it.
What kind of curious are you? Scientists explore different types of curiosity and their home in the brain.
Your ability to recognise faces may have some connection to your extroversion, empathy levels and anxiety.
New research shows that there’s much in a name: people will use the sounds in names to infer someone’s physical and personality traits.
Why do even the rich cheat on their taxes? New research suggests some people may be genetically predisposed to break the rules for their own financial gain.
Be careful how you choose your partner. It may affect your health.