From: The Washington Post

Scientists identify four personality types

Personality type tests are hugely popular, though if you ask working psychologists, they’ll tell you the results are little better than astrological signs. But a new study, based on huge sets of personality data representing 1.5 million people, has persuaded one of the staunchest critics of personality types to conclude that maybe distinct types exist, after all.

In a report published Monday in the journal Nature Human Behavior, researchers at Northwestern University in Illinois identify four personality types: reserved, role models, average and self-centered

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Charles Carver, 1947-2019

APS Fellow Charles S. Carver, whose research focused on the personality dimensions of optimism versus pessimism, has died. More