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What Do Personality Traits Mean? It Depends on Whom You Ask

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How do you define personality traits like extraversion, neuroticism, and conscientiousness? Researchers and regular people don’t always agree.

Why do People Believe in the “True Self”?

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Although intuitively appealing, the belief that each person has a true self may be just a quirk of the human mind.

Bullies - Offenders or Defenders?

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Contrary to what many people think, bullies are not usually compensating for low self-esteem.

Generosity and Commitment to Causes Improve When Giving is Personal

Giving something personal increases people’s self-perception of generosity and commitment to charitable causes.

Whether the call to action is to support an important cause, save a life, or offer monetary support, new research shows it’s the personal connection of giving that makes the giver feel more generous. This giving of oneself, from a signature to blood, increases feelings of generosity and in turn, increases the likelihood of continued support of a cause, according to research published in Social Psychological and Personality Science.