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Having Personality…

Human personality is quite complex and not easy to define. It’s well known that personality is an asset of traits that influence how an individual interacts with other people and with the environmental surroundings. Scientists argue that personality is consistent and sustains over a lifetime. Overall, certain personality traits predict particular life outcomes. However, culture and social group influence some of personality traits. Behaviour can vary dramatically according to the situation. So, understanding your own personality can help you make…

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Are personality and well-being related?

In my previous post, I was writing about the association between our personality traits and the choice of academic major. Today, I would like to talk about which traits within the Big Fives are most likely to be linked with our well-being. In recent years, multiple aspects of well-being have been studied going beyond the stereotypical view that smiling and positive vibes are related to happiness. However, in the most recent study, researchers decided to find an answer to the…

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Does our personality influence our choice of what to study at the University?

Being a psychology student at York University (Toronto, Ontario) I was investigating the role of personality in providing social support to ones who are the closest to us – our romantic partners, and the issue of complementarity – what person do we choose for our romantic relations. I was working with psychologists who were standing at the beginning of studying the notion of complementarity – Jerry Wiggins, Ph.D. (unfortunately, he passed away 9 years ago) and his wife, Khrista Trobst,…

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