Psychology

Conscientiousness: The Big Five Personality Types Explained

The fourth member of the big five is the trait of conscientiousness, which reflects the degree to which people are responsible and dependable. Conscientiousness comes down to whether people usually do what they should, and whether they try to do it well. Of course, responsibly doing what one should depends on a number of separate characteristics, and most of these underlying attributes are part of conscientiousness. […]

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Psychology

Neuroticism: The Big Five Personality Types Explained

The second most important personality trait is usually called neuroticism, but because the word neuroticism has such negative connotations, many researchers now call it emotional stability. Whatever we call it, the central feature of neuroticism or emotional stability is the degree to which people experience negative emotions. […]

Psychology

The Science Behind the Five Major Personality Types

The English language contains more than 3000 words that refer to personality characteristics of various kinds. So how have researchers isolated and defined five major personality types out of a pool of thousands? And what, exactly, is the difference between a personality type and a personality trait? […]

Why are Dreams Weird
Health & Fitness

Why Are Our Dreams So Weird?

Why Are Our Dreams So Weird? Studies show that there is continuity between people’s dreams and their waking lives. But is the answer so simple? […]

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