Longest ever personality study finds no correlation between measures taken at age 14 and age 77, “ from the British Psychological Society Research Digest, posted 2-7-17. Study finds little correlation between personality at age 14 and age 77.  This article reviews previous studies, theories about the meaning of the current results, and the challenges of studying personality. It appears likely that most people experience “subtle personality adjustments” as they go through different stages of life. The article includes:

“The longer the interval between two assessments of personality, the weaker the relationship between the two tends to be,” Harris and his team concluded. “Our results suggest that, when the interval is increased to as much as 63 years, there is hardly any relationship at all.”

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