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The cheerfulness and your IQ

The most recent research has found that feeling happy and satisfied is linked to having a higher IQ. Experiencing positive emotions, feeling lively and wide awake – all these variables predict higher intelligence. These conclusions come from two studies of 440 participants who completed tests of personality and well-being and happiness. The researchers have emphasised that at the moment of fulfilling the task, those with higher intelligence were less stressed both before and afterwards, as well as being more engaged.…

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THREE simplest signs of a cheating partner

Dr. Whisman’s team has found three signs that help you predict whether your partner is cheating on you. According to the findings, adultery is predicted by having a neurotic partner with low self-esteem and being suspicious that they are having an affair. Why is it so? Firstly, people who are neurotic (those who are scored high on Neuroticism in the Big Fives) tend to have less control over their impulses, so are more likely to act on an opportunity. Secondly,…

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The personality trait that indicates long life

The research, published in the Journal of Personality, found that Conscientious people live longer. People who are conscientious are more careful, efficient, and self-disciplined — and they aim at achievement. An orientation towards achievement and a preference for order have been reported to be the strongest predictors of a long life. Highly conscientious people live an average of two to four years longer. They are also less likely to smoke or drink and experience lower levels of stress. Conscientiousness is…

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How Gritty are You?

Grit or (firmness of character is the ability to persist in working toward goals. It is associated with all sorts of positive outcomes in life, from success in school to longevity on the job to steady personal relationships. It’s a trait that lends itself deliberate, long-term slogging toward an end. Gritty people bounce back after setbacks and try, try again. Grit and talent are slightly negatively correlated – perhaps because gritty people work a little harder in order to succeed.…

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