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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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Is your personality linked to your sleep quality?

Those of you who are following publications on the Stress-n-Health corner FB are already familiar with personality traits that constitute the Big Five model. These personality characteristics (Extraversion, Neuroticism, Conscientiousness, Openness, and Agreeableness) have been investigating as predictors of sleep quality. The study published in Health Psychology  examined more than 22,000 adults aged 30 to 107. Personality and sleep quality were assessed in the beginning of the study (baseline) and then again 4 to 10 years later. The researchers found…

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