Conscientiousness may not sound like the sexiest personality trait. However, when it comes to the bedroom, conscientious people who are good planners enjoy the best sex lives, according to a new study.
New research suggests that the immune system can produce what one might call a "social molecule" that facilitates pro-social behavior... and blocking it can cause a personality disorder.
Some prairie voles are monogamous, while others seek out multiple mates. In a recent study, researchers from the University of Texas at Austin reveal sexual behavior is largely controlled by genetic differences in the rodents' brains, suggesting natural selection has allowed for both characteristics to co-exist.
Here's some unsettling news: new chimpanzee and neuroscience research is reinforcing the theory that our personalities are, in no small way, dictated by the structures of our brains. That is to say, we may choose how we act, but nature (not nurture) is deciding who we are in the most fundamental way.
It seems that even baboons form their own cliques, but new research shows that this can limit learning among the group.
It has been seen that unemployment can sometimes lead to feelings of depression, but one new study says that it can even change your core personality.
The infamous invaders of kitchens, motel, and more, cockroaches have long been associated with filth and disgust. However, new research is associating them with personality as well, as they provide a strong example of individuality among insect populations.
Humans act differently from place to place. In the United States for instance, New Yorkers can be fast-talking and abrasive, Minnesotans are often described as stoic, and Californians just want to have a good time. Now it has been revealed that lizards can be the same way, with members of the same species acting remarkably different depending on where they live.
Do you have trouble empathizing with others? Is it hard to express what you're feeling? Does passion seem like foreign concept to you? Then you might also find that you've been drinking a TON of coffee. That is, at least according to a new study that looks into the connection between caffeine and a person's emotional health or personality.
It turns out that spiders are highly social insects, establishing a sort of caste system within their colonies. Female spiders establish division of labor roles based on their personalities - they are either a "warrior" or a "nanny," a new study says.