It makes sense that people with different personality traits would have measurable differences in their brains, right? The short answer is “yes.” The long answer is “probably," to a certain extent, but it’s hard to be sure because brains turn out to be pretty complicated.
Anecdotally, almost every parent has noticed the personality differences that arise in their children. How is it that Rachel, the firstborn, seems to have such different personality characteristics than her younger brother, raised in the same house by the same parents just two years apart?
The question of whether our genes influence our personality essentially boils down to nature versus nurture, one of the oldest debates in the history of psychology. It has dominated personality theory since Darwin noticed that survival meant passing on the most capable of our genes to the next generation.
Since the 2016 election season is in full swing, you might want to brace yourself for some conflict with family, friends, and your TV screen during debates. Even if you’re not politically inclined, you’ll probably have to face conflict in the near future in some facet of your life. One of the reasons why resolving conflicts is so difficult and often unpleasant is that different people have different styles of handling conflict.
Does Your Personality Type Predict Your Career Destiny?
08 September 2015 / By Truity
Can your personality type predict how much you'll earn, how far up the corporate ladder you'll climb, or even how much you'll like your job? OK, so you personality type doesn't predict your destiny, exactly...but it can give you some pretty interesting insights into your career path. We surveyed 25,759 people to find out how your personality type impacts your career.
If I were to assign a relationship status to my anxiety and myself, it would be “It’s complicated.” You see, I don’t know if I have an anxiety disorder or not.
I’m on an anti-anxiety medication, but this is the United States of America, year 2015, so having a prescription for a drug does not mean you have a disorder. Besides, is there even such a thing as an anxiety “disorder” in the first place?
Conscientiousness is one of the five personality traits described in the Big Five model of personality psychology. It's used to describe a person's tendency to be organized and goal-oriented.
Someone with a high degree of conscientiousness is self-disciplined, efficient, orderly and methodical. They place a lot of importance on getting stuff done - and getting it done properly. They turn up on time, meet deadlines and follow the rules.
It's hardly the most tantalizing trait in the pack.
When it comes to your politics, what would it take to shift your position? Are you stone cold committed to the end, or will you flex your stance to accommodate new information or a shift in circumstances? Where you stand on the political spectrum may provide some interesting insights into how likely it is that you would consider a new policy, and what it would take to persuade you.
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