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Most Connections Amid Personality Traits And Life Results Are Replicable

Studies showing connections amid personality characteristics and life results, like marital solidity and professional achievements, offer a reasonably accurate roadmap of the association between personality and different aspects of one’s life, as per to outcomes from a large-scale duplication project. The study was published in Psychological Science. The outcomes of the project “present grounds for careful optimism on the personality-conclusion writing,” states Christopher J. Soto, a study author and psychology researcher at Colby College. He developed the LOOPR (Life Outcomes of Personality Replication) project.

The LOOPR project is aimed to replicate 78 earlier identified trait-result connections, which had been stated in a complete literature review issued in 2006. The project particularly examined connections amid the big five personality characteristics—openness to conscientiousness, experience, agreeableness, extraversion, and neuroticism—and 48 interpersonal, individual, and institutional outcomes ranging from subjective well-being to private behavior to work-related performance. Prior to carrying out the study, Soto pre-registered the research hypotheses, materials, design, and analysis plans on the OSF (Open Science Framework). The analysis demonstrated that the mass of the replication endeavors was successful—which means the replication trials reproduced earlier identified trait-result associations about 85% of the time. The LOOPR project outcome showed connections amid personality traits and life outcomes that were mostly not as strong as those initially published.

On a similar note, a study showed that if the individual is having a healthy personality or not can be predicted. Researchers from the UCD (University of California, Davis) have found a healthy personality model in the latest study utilizing a contemporary trait viewpoint. They discovered that the healthy personality could be described, with a higher level of agreement, in regards to the 30 aspects of the “big five” replica of personality traits. The study was published in the Journal of Personality and Societal Psychology.