The related study included 9110 Dutch people aged 16 to 95 who filled out the questionnaire over 11 years. The experts analyzed data collected from 2008 to 2019 as part of a nationally representative household survey.
Among other things, participants were asked to take a survey to assess their personality traits and satisfaction with life, social connections, and work according to the Big Five model.
The Big Five model identifies five core personality traits: openness to experience, conscientiousness, extraversion, agreeableness, and emotional stability. The study found that high emotional stability was most strongly associated with people’s satisfaction with their lives, social connections, and careers.
Consciousness increases job satisfaction, while extroversion and friendliness increase the quality of social connections.
While this association is generally true regardless of age, changes in these personality traits lead to increased satisfaction in the related area, the researchers said.
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