Can your Personality Change as you Age?

It's a question that goes to the heart of human nature - do our personalities change through life or stay essentially the same? You might think psychology would have a definitive answer, but this remains an active research question. This is partly ...

Jan 10

Categories: Aging & Geriatric Issues, Personality problems


Your personality may affect your vulnerability to mental health ...

Findings suggest that some people have a personality profile that predisposes them to mental health problems, to more serious mental health problems when they occur, and even to more adverse life events.

Jun 3

Categories: Mental Health in Asia, Personality problems


Asking One Question Can Reveal Much About Someone’s Personality

New research has shown that when one is asked for his or her opinion on other people, insights into his or her personality will also be revealed.

Mar 13

Categories: Personality problems


5 Faces of Toxic Relationships - The Critic, Passive Aggressor, ...

As humans, we can read all the brilliant self-help books and possess wisdom about relationships, yet so many of us still are hindered by toxicity. We are often scared to speak up to those who produce toxic vibes and are even more fearful of leaving ...

Nov 30

Categories: Antisocial personality, Personality problems, Relationships & ...


Personality Traits can predict who chokes under pressure

When there’s a lot on the line - a big presentation or a tough negotiation - some people manage to stay cool under pressure, while others have a meltdown. In a new study, a team of psychological scientists from Texas A&M University examined ...

Oct 15

Categories: Personality problems, Stress Management


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.

Dec 16

Categories: Adult ADHD, Personality problems


Me, MySelfie and I

Research is uncovering what your selfie says about you.

Nov 3

Categories: Personality problems


Neurotic People Have A Surprising Mental Advantage

Neuroticism is characterised by negative thinking in a range of areas. However, over-thinking worriers enjoy this unexpected psychological advantage.

Oct 13

Categories: Anxiety, Personality problems


Can You Really Change Your Personality? Research Says “Yes”

Recent research found that people’s personality can change to a significant degree over time. And, that even small changes lead to greater personal wellbeing — greater than increases in money or career advancement.

Oct 3

Categories: Personality problems


Your handwriting speaks a lot about you

What can you learn from a single page of writing? Learn fun facts about yourself or your friends.

Jun 13

Categories: Other, Personality problems


Personality shapes the way our brains react to eye contact

Eye contact plays a crucial role when people initiate interaction with other people and is also a powerful social signal, which is known to increase our physiological arousal. Researchers have found that personality modulates the way one's brain ...

Jun 9

Categories: Personality problems


Can Personality Improve after a Stroke?

Strokes are areas of damage in the brain caused by blocked blood vessels or bleeding. They can set off a host of problems, including paralysis or impaired vision. Cognitive and behavioral changes after stroke are common yet often overlooked because ...

Feb 23

Categories: Health / Illness / Medical Issues, Personality problems


Should Schools Teach Personality?

Self-control, curiosity, "grit" - these qualities may seem more personal than academic, but at some schools, they’re now part of the regular curriculum. Some researchers say personality could be even more important than intelligence when it comes ...

Jan 21

Categories: Child Development, Personality problems


This Personality Trait Linked to a Healthier Heart

People who are high on this personality trait have healthier hearts.

Jan 13

Categories: Health / Illness / Medical Issues, Personality problems


The Four “Dark Personality” Traits

Distinguishing psychopaths, narcissists, Machiavellians, and everyday sadists.

Dec 22

Categories: Personality problems