Specific Genome Regions Linked To Personality Traits

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…Continue readingSpecific Genome Regions Linked To Personality Traits

What Parts Of The Brain Make People’s Personalities Unique?

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…Continue readingWhat Parts Of The Brain Make People’s Personalities Unique?

Temporal Self-Continuity Across The Life Span

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…Continue readingTemporal Self-Continuity Across The Life Span

Inherent Personality Traits Can Be Disclosed By Movement

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…Continue readingInherent Personality Traits Can Be Disclosed By Movement

Psychology By Numbers: A Brief History Of Personality Tests

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…Continue readingPsychology By Numbers: A Brief History Of Personality Tests

Distractibility Trait Predisposes Some To Attentional Lapses

People vary according to different personality traits, such as extraversion or conscientiousness, and new research suggests that they also vary according to a particular cognitive trait: distractibility. Says study author Nilli Lavie of University College London: “We all know from personal experience that some people appear to be more prone…Continue readingDistractibility Trait Predisposes Some To Attentional Lapses

The Finger Length Ratio Linked to Verbal Aggressiveness

Men and women with a smaller ratio between the lengths of their fourth and second fingers self-report as being more verbally aggressive, new research shows. Usually, research on the communication trait of verbal aggressiveness, which includes behavior like name calling, ridicule, insults, racial epithets, and threats, tends to focus on…Continue readingThe Finger Length Ratio Linked to Verbal Aggressiveness