19 août 2015

On ne change pas tant que ça, finalement...

Selon cette étude, les traits de votre personnalité auraient déjà été présents lorsque vous étiez en première année. Qu'en pensez-vous? Moi, je ne sais pas si je dois être fasciné ou découragé.

Fasciné de voir à quel point les enfants ne sont pas les "tables rases" que certains philosophes imaginaient.

Découragé de voir à quel point les humains évoluent fondamentalement très peu pendant leur vie.


Our personalities stay pretty much the same throughout our lives, from our early childhood years to after we're over the hill, according to a new study.

The results show personality traits observed in children as young as first graders are a strong predictor of adult behavior.

"We remain recognizably the same person," said study author Christopher Nave, a doctoral candidate at the University of California, Riverside. "This speaks to the importance of understanding personality because it does follow us wherever we go across time and contexts."

(...) They examined four personality attributes — talkativeness (called verbal fluency), adaptability (cope well with new situations), impulsiveness and self-minimizing behavior (essentially being humble to the point of minimizing one's importance).

Among the findings:

Talkative youngsters tended to show interest in intellectual matters, speak fluently, try to control situations, and exhibit a high degree of intelligence as adults. Children who rated low in verbal fluency were observed as adults to seek advice, give up when faced with obstacles, and exhibit an awkward interpersonal style.

Children rated as highly adaptable tended, as middle-age adults, to behave cheerfully, speak fluently and show interest in intellectual matters. Those who rated low in adaptability as children were observed as adults to say negative things about themselves, seek advice and exhibit an awkward interpersonal style.

Students rated as impulsive were inclined to speak loudly, display a wide range of interests and be talkative as adults. Less impulsive kids tended to be fearful or timid, kept others at a distance and expressed insecurity as adults.

Children characterized as self-minimizing were likely to express guilt, seek reassurance, say negative things about themselves and express insecurity as adults. Those who were ranked low on a self-minimizing scale tended to speak loudly, show interest in intellectual matters and exhibit condescending behavior as adults.

2 commentaires:

fylouz a dit...

Triste, mais je me reconnais. Et non, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Or867bxo1qU

Prof Solitaire a dit...

Vraiment? Il me semble que j'ai pas mal changé depuis la première année... mais peut-être que je suis dans le déni et que je suis foncièrement le même...