Do You Think You’re Having A Healthy Personality? Scientists Can Tell

Do You Think You’re Having A Healthy Personality? Scientists Can Tell

If you’re still wondering what those psychologically healthy personality traits are, then you should know that scientists came up with a reliable model to deal with this question. A recent study carried out by the University of California, Davis, discovered a healthy personality prototype using a modern-day trait perspective.

According to a recent study, a healthy personality is, according to Phys, composed of “the 30 facets of the “big five” model of personality traits.”

Accordingly, the recent model catalogs personality traits as follows:

  • Neuroticism
  • Extraversion
  • Openness to experience
  • Agreeableness
  • Conscientiousness

“We believe our results have both practical implications for the assessment of and research on health personality functioning as well as deeper implications for theories about psychological adaption and functioning. In addition to providing a comprehensive description of a psychologically healthy individual regarding basic traits, the profile generated and tested provides a practical assessment tool for research on health personality functioning,” said Wiebke Bleidorn, associate professor of psychology at UC Davis, the lead author of the study.

Do You Think You’re Having A Healthy Personality? Scientists Can Tell

“People in general, no matter whether they are experts or not, seem to have quite a clear idea of what a healthy personality looks like,” said Bleidorn.

“There is also a large body of research showing that the big five traits identified as neuroticism, extraversion, openness to experience, agreeableness and conscientiousness are stable, heritable, and predict life outcomes such as health, self-esteem, academic performance, marital quality, and work performance,” reported Phys.Org.

Persons with healthy personality profiles are more adjusted to higher self-esteem, self-confidence, and optimism. On the other hand, those with healthy personality scores are more likely to present themselves as being able to resist impulses, control their behavior, and center on their targets. The people with a healthy personality also cataloged themselves as peaceful individuals and social people.


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