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Friday, January 27, 2017

FSU research links brain shape to personality differences

New research reveals the shape of our brain can provide surprising clues about how we behave and our risk of developing mental health disorders.

The traits include:

  • neuroticism, the tendency to be in a negative emotional state;
  • extraversion, the tendency to be sociable and enthusiastic;
  • openness, how open-minded a person is; agreeableness, a measure of altruism and cooperativeness; and conscientiousness, a measure of self-control and determination.

FSU research links brain shape to personality differences

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*** Neuroticism is a long-term tendency to be in a negative emotional state. People with neuroticism tend to have more depressed moods - they suffer from feelings of guilt, envy, anger, and anxiety more frequently and more severely than other individuals. Neuroticism is the state of being neurotic.

*** Extraversion is one of the five personality traits of the Big Five personality theory. It indicates how outgoing and social a person is. A person who scores high in extraversion on a personality test is the life of the party. They enjoy being with people, participating in social gatherings, and are full of energy.

*** An open-minded person is willing to try new things or to hear and consider new ideas.