Introverts tend to overestimate the negatives of acting like an extravert and underestimate the positives.
Grandiose narcissists do not, or even cannot, recognise and acknowledge a failure could be their own.
Workers who experience job insecurity over several consecutive years become less emotionally stable, less agreeable and less conscientious.
Psychologists call these traits the ‘Big Five’: openness, conscientiousness, extroversion, agreeableness and neuroticism. A researcher suggests your profile implies your response to social distancing.
The COVID-19 lockdown will affect people differently depending on their personality.
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.
The trait can bring mental strength and resilience.
Some people are better team players than others, but people with goal-oriented and manipulative personality traits can undermine collaborative efforts and affect the team outcome.
A growing body of research points to the importance of one personality trait – intellectual humility – and how it influences our learning, relationships and worldview.
Psychologists are debating whether the presence of one trait – boldness – is the key to determining if someone is a psychopath, or just a garden-variety criminal.
If you’re having issues with your partner, one of you might need a nice dose of humility.
If you make it to the interview stage but don’t get a job offer, chances are you made one of four common errors.
Research shows that being agreeable can come at a cost in terms of income and career success. But it can be used to your advantage if combined with being strategic and conscientious.
When faced with chaos or danger, most people retreat. Not so for those who possess a certain personality trait.
Humble CEOs may be the new prize, but they are in short supply and face distinctive challenges.
Trolls tend to know the impact they’ll have, but don’t seem to care. So, how do we use our new findings to help stop this seemingly pointless, harmful behaviour?
Facebook has banned insurance firm Admiral from using its data but research suggests it could predict if you’re a risk taker.
Both genetic and environmental factors determine someone’s personality. Genes account for between 30-50% of the determination and unique environmental experiences making up the rest.