Each of us has characteristic habits that we take for granted and do not try to explain in any way. No one is surprised that people sing in the shower, decorate themselves from head to toe with tattoos, or adore spicy food. However, if you consider everyday behavior in terms of temperament or personality traits, everything immediately falls into place.
For example, a healthy lifestyle and sports are most often practiced by conscientious people with a high degree of responsibility. It is with such people that you are more likely to build harmonious long-term relationships. It is generally accepted that extroverts are generally happier than introverts.
Introverted people who prefer to live apart experience more mental health problems. People with progressive views who are open to experimentation tend to have higher income levels. Well, good-natured positive personalities have many friends. Everyone seems to agree with this.
Daily habits affect our character
Up to this point, we've talked about personality traits that affect long-term goals. It's time to touch on the topic of daily actions that we do on an unconscious level. The scientific publication "Personality and Individual Differences" published the results of a study in which psychologists were able to find out how the daily routine correlates with the basic personality type. Scientists distinguish the so-called "big five" personality models: benevolence, conscientiousness, extraversion, neuroticism (the opposite of emotional stability) and openness to experience (directly related to a high level of intelligence).
The first stage of the experiment
There is no doubt that extroverts are more likely to go out in public, are the "soul of the company" and go to parties, conscious people are extremely punctual. But you would never think that conscientiousness prevents people from reading a lot, and extroversion implies a love of a hot bath. Researchers Benjamin Chapman and Lewis Goldberg conducted a survey of 800 Oregon adults. The vast majority of the volunteers were white males over the age of 50. Participants were asked to fully describe themselves using hundreds of different adjectives (eg, timid, artistic, neat, friendly, demanding, moody, or calm).
After four years, the researchers correlated the survey results with another test in which the same participants listed things they had done over the past year (sample events were presented). Thus, scientists were able to track which personal model representatives like to sing in the shower or are convinced book lovers.
What are extrovert habits talking about?
As a result, it was revealed that extroverts love to take a hot bath, bask in the sun, plan parties, drink, talk on the phone while driving a car, and discuss ways to make money with other people. Also, representatives of this personal model are simply obsessed with decorating their own home.
Who avoids entertainment?
Conscientious and conscientious people, on the contrary, tend to avoid entertainment and noisy companies. And, as we already know, even the craving for reading is not inherent in them. Unfortunately, the belief that books are a luxury or a waste of time is firmly entrenched in the minds of many responsible people. However, these people are practically conflict-free and know how to keep their emotions under control (for example, a conscientious person will never bite a pencil).
Who is a convinced clean man?
Friendly people, oddly enough, found an outlet in household chores. They can iron clothes for hours, rearrange things on the mezzanine, wash and dust. These people will almost certainly refuse to buy an dishwasher, and they also perceive playing with children as cute entertainment. According to scientists, a benevolent person tries with all his might to avoid conflicts in the family, which is why he is used to pleasing his loved ones, shouldering household chores on himself. Well, in order to fuel their benevolent mood, these people sing in the shower, as well as while driving a car (even if they are not very good at it).
Who has antisocial behavior?
It is not surprising that antidepressants are often used by neurotics. But on top of that, these people are prone to antisocial behavior. For example, they may behave defiantly with others, make fun of someone in public, or display other forms of aggression. This is probably due to the fact that neurotics find it difficult to keep their emotions in check.
Who has a love of creativity and spicy food?
Progressive, highly intelligent people are open to new experiences. They love poetry, attend opera or art galleries. Surprisingly, they do not hesitate to smoke marijuana, cannot live without spicy food for breakfast and can afford to walk around the apartment naked. But team sports are of no interest to them.