Regions of the human genome that are significantly linked to personality traits have been identified by researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine. Their meta-analysis of genome-wide association studies (GWAS) also showed correlations with psychiatric disorders. Senior author Chi-Hua Chen, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Radiology at UC San Diego… Read more

Personality is a broad term describing how people habitually relate to the world and their inner self. After the developmental period through childhood and adolescence, these patterns of relating remain reasonably stable through life. They are then referred to as traits and influence behavior, thinking, motivation and emotion. Since everyone is different in their own… Read more

Understanding your present self depends not only on thoughts, feelings, and activities, but also on experiences and recollections of the past and the vision of yourself into the future. In other words, it all depends on where you’ve been, and where you’re going. A new study explores how people view themselves over different time spans… Read more

A person’s movement can give a novel insight into their inherent personality traits, an innovative new study has shown. The finding could open up new avenues for health professionals to diagnose and treat mental health conditions in the future. A team of experts, including from the University of Exeter, has shown that people who display… Read more

Were you born with a time-clock in your mind? If your immediate response to that question – from the 1964 edition of the Gray-Wheelwright Jungian Type Survey – is general bemusement, then the multiple choice answers that follow are unlikely to help you. The two options are simply “no” or “yes”. How about “Is the… Read more