Description: Take a few seconds and come up with a list of three traits or characteristics that you or someone might have that are good or desirable and a list of three traits or characteristics that are bad or undesirable. Now, it makes sense that you would want to possess more of the good or… Read more »
Posts Tagged: personality
What is a Mobile Personality?
Description: What drove early explorers to, well, explore? Aside from being paid or ordered to explore might there be a type of person (think personality) that is ore inclined to seek out opportunities to travel and explore and might those personality traits be the same ones that lead many people today to travel to other… Read more »
Description: How much of your personality is genetically determined? Does that sound like a reasonable question? Some version of that question is a part of how most people and most introductory psychology students think about things like personality (and maybe things like intelligence) when they encounter them in their first-year classes. Given this, would it… Read more »
Predicting Personality from Twitter Posts? Hmmm…
Description: How accurately do you think you could predict peoples’ Big Fiver personality profiles by reviewing their twitter posts? Really, pick a percentage! Are peoples’ Twitter personalities different than those they show in face-to-face interactions? Now, with your number picked (assuming it was not a zero), think about what you would look for in your… Read more »
Leader Personality and War: Any Help?
Description: A few years back there was a bit of speculation in the press and around and about regarding the mental state and personality of the then president of the United States, Donald Trump. At the time there was discussion of what is referred to as the Goldwater rule which is part of section 7… Read more »
How Trustworthy are Personality Tests? Or is That the Right Question?
Description: Want to find out about yourself? You can take a personality test. But before you do, consider whether you will be able to trust the results. Are the accurate? Stable? Predictive of how you will behave in future? How would you go about answering those questions? Well, you could just throw caution to the… Read more »
Black Friday and Boxing Day Sales: Yah or Yuck?
Description: Are you a devotee of either Back Friday or Boxing Day Sales? If so, or if not (and it does seem to be a rather binary choice) why do you think that is? What is it that you like or do not like about the sales? Of course, it could be the bargains (if… Read more »
Do People-Pleasing and Sociopathy Anchor an Important Dimension?
Description: You probably already know a bit about how the typical dimensions that make up our big theories of personality were derived. Basically, they are reflections of the dimensions that people have created in their own minds based upon their observations of their own and other social behaviors. Those dimensions make up our Implicit Theories… Read more »
Psychology of Covid-19: Be a Different Person Post-Pandemic
Description: Whether the year and then some that we have been engaged by the pandemic will result in people’s personalities seeming to have changed once we get to see them and spend time with them face-to-face again is an interesting question. But how about this question. Do you want to be a different sort of… Read more »
Psychology of Covid: Covid Personality Change
Description: Longitudinal research tells us that personality is reasonably stable over time and that when there are changes, as we age, they tend to be positive changes with us becoming somewhat calmer, more self-confident and socially sensitive with age. Sounds just fine, doesn’t it. But what about this past year? As we pass the one-year… Read more »