‘Situational’ Personality Traits: Why You Should Know Yours

The Huffington Post:

I think of myself as a fairly easy-going guy — tolerant, not easily riled up. That is, unless a rude driver cuts me off in traffic. Rudeness triggers the worst in me, and I doubt anyone would describe me as congenial under those circumstances. I can also get moody when I’m tired, and I’m much more affable once I’ve had my morning coffee. I’m probably more cheerful on Sundays than on Tuesdays. Still, on balance I think most my friends would describe me as easy-going.

What I’m describing here — this seeming contradiction — is the difference between my global personality and my more nuanced, situational “if-then” profile.

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