Conscientiousness

Conscientiousness is a predictor of long life[1]. Conscientious people tend to be happier with their lives than those who are less conscientiousness[1][10]. Relationship quality is positively associated with partners' level of conscientiousness[4][7]. Conscientiousness is positively related to health behaviors such as regular visits to a doctor, checking smoke alarms, and adherence to medication regimens. Such behavior may better safeguard health and prevent disease[2]. Conscientiousness is related to successful academic performance and workplace performance[3][8][9]. Low conscientiousness on the other hand has been linked to antisocial and criminal behaviors[5] and substance abuse[6].

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I am punctual.
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      Research
      • [1] Friedman, H. S., & Martin, L. R. (2011). THE LONGEVITY PROJECT: Surprising discoveries for health and long life from the landmark eight-decade study. NY: Hudson Street Press.
      • [2] Roberts, B.W.; Jackson, J.J.; Fayard, J.V.; Edmonds, G.; Meints, J (2009). "Chapter 25. Conscientiousness". In Mark R. Leary, & Rick H. Hoyle. Handbook of Individual Differences in Social Behavior. New York/London: The Guildford Press. pp. 257–273.
      • [3] Higgins, D.M.; Peterson, J.B.; Lee, A.; Pihl, R.O. (2007). "Prefrontal cognitive ability, intelligence, Big Five personality and the prediction of advanced academic and workplace performance". Journal of Personality and Social Psychology 93 (2): 298–319.
      • [4] Steel, Piers; Schmidt, Joseph; Shultz, Jonas (2008). "Refining the relationship between personality and Subjective well-being" (PDF). Psychological Bulletin 134 (1): 138–161. doi:10.1037/0033-2909.134.1.138. PMID 18193998. View
      • [5] Ozer, D. J.; Benet-Martínez, V. (2006). "Personality and the prediction of consequential outcomes". Annual Review of Psychology 57: 401–421.
      • [6] Walton, KE; Roberts, BW. (2004). "On the relationship between substance use and personality traits: abstainers are not maladjusted". J. Res. Personal 38 (6): 515–35.
      • [7] Personality traits and marital satisfaction within enduring relationships: An intra-couple discrepancy approach” from Journal of Social and Personal Relationships.
      • [8] Personality and Career Success: Concurrent and Longitudinal Relations” from Eur J Pers. 2009 March 1; 23(2): 71–84.
      • [9] Kohn, M. L., & Schooler, C.. (1982). Job Conditions and Personality: A Longitudinal Assessment of Their Reciprocal Effects. American Journal of Sociology, 87(6), 1257–1286. View
      • [10] Sutin AR, Costa PT, Miech R, Eaton WW. Personality and Career Success: Concurrent and Longitudinal Relations. European journal of personality. 2009;23(2):71-84. doi:10.1002/per.704. View
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