If You Really Want to Change, Better Do It Before You're 30

The times they are a' changin', but, make no mistake: You aren't. Especially if you're over 30, because at that point you're too old and set in your ways to do anything transformative about your personality. Sorry. » 11/30/14 2:15pm 11/30/14 2:15pm

Why It May Not Pay To Steal Someone Else's Partner

A surprising number of relationships are the product of "mate poaching", the ethically dubious practice of stealing someone else's partner. Though common, nearly nothing is known about the quality of the ensuing relationships. New research now suggests they suffer both in the short- and long-term. » 10/30/14 8:10am 10/30/14 8:10am

Are You a Cranky Jerk? Time Will Take Care of That.

Are you a grouchy twenty- or thirty-something? Well, just wait a few decades and you'll mellow out. Like fine wines, human beings improve with age. » 4/22/14 1:40pm 4/22/14 1:40pm

The Personality-Driven Guide to Wine

Chances are if you've ever idly surfed the Internet, you have taken a personality type questionnaire (a la Myer-Briggs) to determine your four-lettered personality type based on your agreement with statements like, "You frequently express your feelings and emotions" or "You are usually the first to react to a sudden… » 11/25/13 4:00pm 11/25/13 4:00pm

Some People May Literally Just Be Born Nicer

We all have that one friend who never shit-talks anyone, discreetly volunteers at the dog shelter every weekend, and refuses to steal olives from the food court — and she's not even annoying about any of it because she's just so goddamned nice. What's her deal? Was she raised differently? Is she high on the goodwill… » 4/11/12 10:00am 4/11/12 10:00am

Study Finds that Bees Can Have Tiny Little Personalities

Honeybees, as it turns out, are nothing like the mindless, self-sacrificing drones that people will one day turn into once Netflix perfects its instant-streaming brain chip — they can actually be quite outgoing or even, according to a personality study conducted by entomologists at the University of Illinois, a little… » 3/11/12 4:30pm 3/11/12 4:30pm

Some Bees Are Natural Thrill-Seekers

Some people love taking risks, while others prefer to curl up on the couch with a good book — and it turns out the same is true of bees! Except they can't read. And they don't have couches. But they do appear to have "personality." Scientists found that certain bees are really into scouting — they look for food and… » 3/08/12 6:45pm 3/08/12 6:45pm

Finally, a Feminine Vodka Specially Formulated to Get Your Vagina Drunk

Can I ask you a question? Why are you not drunk right now? I mean, yes, you're probably at work, or school, or even at home, trying to keep your child from wandering into traffic, but let's be honest. The reason that you're not drunk is because you just haven't found the right thing to drink, am I right? For so long,… » 3/01/12 1:00pm 3/01/12 1:00pm

Men And Woman Are Sooo Different, According To Sketchy Research

A new study claims to prove that men and women have very different personalities. However, the research may not be watertight. » 1/05/12 12:50pm 1/05/12 12:50pm

Your Facebook Is The New "Personality Test"

Here's something kind of sinister: employers can use your public Facebook profile to evaluate your personality, and experts say it's just as accurate as common personality tests. » 5/13/11 2:40pm 5/13/11 2:40pm

Your First Grade Self Might Be Your True Self

According to a study conducted at the University of California, Riverside, the personality traits we exhibit at the age of 7 or so are the very same personality traits we carry throughout our lives. [Yahoo] » 8/08/10 1:30pm 8/08/10 1:30pm

Neurotic Women Have More, Smaller Babies

New advice for those worried about their fertility — keep worrying! Women with "neurotic" personalities apparently have more kids, although those offspring are at greater risk of malnutrition. » 6/09/10 9:30am 6/09/10 9:30am

The Face Of A Celeb Is A Window To Her Soul

New research claims that our facial features reveal everything from fertility to independence. Really! Let's put this new science of superficiality into practice, shall we? » 4/09/10 4:00pm 4/09/10 4:00pm

Study: Users Aren't Putting Their Best Face(book) Forward

A study suggests that social networking profiles reflect an accurate, not idealized, version of users' personalities. The study author says it's "because people aren't trying to look good or because they are trying and failing to pull it off." [EurekaAlert] » 12/01/09 6:40pm 12/01/09 6:40pm

Personality Plus

"Males have more pronounced personalities than females across a range of species — from humans to house sparrows — according to new research." (NB: "Personality" is defined as "consistent, predictable behaviours.") [ScienceDaily] » 11/19/09 5:30pm 11/19/09 5:30pm

You Don't Have To Have A Personality If Your Glass Has One For You

Dr. Glenn Wilson recently analyzed the body language of 500 drinkers to come up with 8 distinct glass-holding personality types, stating that the way one holds one's glass represents "the person you are." Oh really? » 5/30/09 3:30pm 5/30/09 3:30pm

Greater Gender Equality May Lead To Bigger Personality Differences…

As we move toward greater equality of the sexes, you would think that the old stereotype that women are more cooperative, nurturing and emotional while men are more competitive and assertive would lessen as women gain more equal rights and similar jobs. That's why psychologists have been struggling to explain why… » 9/09/08 9:30am 9/09/08 9:30am