Research shows that the quality most connected to success is self-control. What does it take to increase your level of willpower? Here’s what science says.
GIBS Information Centre / GIBSIC‘s insight:
Curated to GIBS BOG BLOG, JULY –
- Long marriage? – Check.
- “…our findings suggest that conscientiousness is the trait most broadly associated with marital satisfaction in this sample of long-wed couples.”
- Healthier life? – Check.
- “Among adults over age 45 (n = 2,419), Neuroticism and low Agreeableness were associated with metabolic syndrome, whereas high Conscientiousness was protective. Individuals who scored in the top 10% on Conscientiousness were approximately 40% less likely to have metabolic syndrome…“
- Long life? – Check.
- “Conscientiousness, which was the best predictor of longevity when measured in childhood, also turned out to be the best personality predictor of long life when measured in adulthood.“
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