The Major Personality Trait Linked To Mating Success

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The personality trait linked
to ‘getting lucky’ more often.

People who are extraverted
have more ‘mating success’, new research finds.
The more extraverted men and
women are, the more often they ‘get lucky’ with the opposite sex.
For men, those with certain
combinations fare even better.
Men who are both extraverted
and agreeable or extraverted and conscientious are especially fortunate.
Introverted men should not
despair — they still do well if they are high on both agreeableness and
conscientiousness.
Both extraverted men and women
have more offspring, the study found.
Dr Stephen Whyte, the study’s
first author, said:
“Throughout history,
competitive advantages have helped men and women achieve increased success in
their occupation, sport, artistic endeavours, their ability to acquire and
secure resources, and ultimately, their survival.”
The conclusions come from a study
of almost 4,500 heterosexual people.
They were given personality
tests and asked about their private lives and any children they had.
Dr Whyte explained:
“The results showed certain
trait combinations appear to result in higher mating frequency and more
offspring for select males. 
The combinations producing
higher frequency for select males being high extraversion and high
agreeableness, high extraversion and high conscientiousness, and high
agreeableness with high conscientiousness.”
The study was published in the
journal Personality and Individual Differences (Whyte et al., 2019).





SOURCE: PSYBLOG
Kayode Ojo
Kayode Emmanuel Ojo is the Co-Founder and Managing Director at SHEFFA Limited. He is presently studying Computer Science at the National Open University, Victoria Island, Lagos.