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Study Says Your Personality Doesn’t Change After 1st Grade

August 9th, 2010 08:24 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

A study authored by Christopher Nave, a doctoral candidate at the University of California, says that our personalities stay pretty the same from early childhood all the way through old age. From the article: “Using data from a 1960s study of approximately 2,400 ethnically diverse schoolchildren (grades 1 – 6) in Hawaii, researchers compared teacher personality ratings of the students with videotaped interviews of 144 of those individuals 40 years later. They examined four personality attributes – talkativeness (called verbal fluency), adaptability (cope well with new situations), impulsiveness and self-minimizing behavior (essentially being humble to the point of minimizing one’s importance).” This must explain my overriding need to be first captain when we pick kickball teams at the office.

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