What does your brain say about your pers…

What does your brain say about your personality?

Research shows certain brain regions have significantly different sizes depending on the self-reported strength of a particular personality trait.

The Washington Post

Does the size of your brain — or, specifically, different regions of it — say anything about your personality? According to a new study, maybe.

Interesting personality study by the University of Minnesota – to find out more click on the above link.

In our book, It’s Not You It’s Your Personality, my daughter Toni Rothpletz and I wrote about the Big Five Factors of Personality that this author refers to in this article. In the 1970s two separate research teams came up with what we now call The Big Five Factors of Personality. You may hear the terms Big Five or Five-Factor Model. These are basically the same things. This is probably one of the most well-known theories of personality. The model is based upon our personality having five traits. These traits include the following areas:

• Openness to Experience
• Conscientiousness
• Extraversion
• Agreeableness
• Neuroticism

In this study out of Minnesota, “their research showed certain brain regions had significantly different sizes depending on the self-reported strength of a particular personality trait.”

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