Personality

We garner a surprising amount of accurate information from the briefest glimpses of other people - their faces, voices and clothes. That much we know from past research. But what about the way they walk? Does a swagger betray an ego?
Overconfidence can sometimes be a dangerous characteristic, new research has suggested.
Athletes at the Olympics will be required to attain the highest levels of performance whilst under considerable levels of pressure. 
Character strength training can make people feel happier, new research has suggested.
Satisfaction is linked to greater resilience in life.
The use of smartphones can have an impact on a person's behaviour, new research has suggested.
An individual's personality could be associated with living longer, new research has suggested.
What kind of profile picture do you have on Facebook? Is it a close-up shot of your lovely face with little background visible? Or is it zoomed out, so that you appear against a wider context?
A study carried out at the University of Leicester's School of Psychology has found that younger people who are disagreeable are more likely to prefer aggressive dogs.
People who rate themselves as having high emotional intelligence (EI) tend to overestimate their ability to detect deception in others. This is the finding of a paper published today in the journal Legal and Criminological Psychology.
Mobile phone users can be surprisingly truthful when sending messages, new research has suggested.
Frank Abagnale Jr, the confidence trickster who inspired the film "Catch Me If You Can", later became a security consultant for the FBI.
Optimistic people may trust salespeople more than those who have a less positive view of the world, new research has suggested.
Personality can play a role in how an individual copes with their emotional memories.
The breed of dog you own may reflect your personality.
If you put on a front at work – don't worry, it probably won't do you any harm. But it is important to show your true self to your partner if you want to be healthy and happy.
Some people may be born nice because their genes direct them towards such behaviour.
The less time or mental effort a person puts into thinking about an issue, the more likely they are to espouse a politically conservative perspective.
Individuals are likely to form impressions of others simply by the photographs they present of themselves, new research has suggested.
The depth of a political candidate's voice can have an impact on whether or not people choose to vote for them.
People who are highly religious can be affected by narcissism in much the same way as those who have no such orientation, new research has suggested.
People will often lie about their height and weight when asked to provide such details for research surveys, a new study has found.
A study reported on our Research Digest suggests there are meaningful differences in the personality profiles of people who useTwitter and Facebo
A person's self-control is often defeated by desires relating to work and entertainment.
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