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The psychological effect of job insecurity can last a lifetime.
Studies have shown a causal relationship between unemployment and mental health. However, the effect of job insecurity has been less researched. One large-scale study suggests job insecurity over a prolonged period can change your personality.
Personality is not constant but changes over time. For example, self-confidence, warmth, self-control, and emotional stability tend to increase with age.
Earlier studies suggest more autonomy at work can increase a person's ability to cope with new situations, while a demanding and stressful job can make someone more neurotic.
As we mature, we generally become more emotionally stable, agreeable, and conscientious. But chronic job insecurity can stunt this emotional growth.
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Many of us think our personality is fixed and unchangeable.
But according to a recent study, while our early personalities may provide a baseline, they are pliable as we age
Thinking of personality as fixed could leave us feeling like we can never grow or dismiss people with certain qualities, believing that change isn't possible. However, we don't simply change our personalities in random ways. The relationship among all of our personality traits seems to be more consistent.
If someone was really conscientious but slightly disagreeable, they might keep that personality profile as they age, even if their other traits changed a bit.
Personality seems to change cumulative over our lifespan and likely happens in response to our life experiences. Therefore our personalities are a mix of stable and unstable.
These traits reflect...
It reflects the degree to which people like to be the center of attention in social situations.
Extroverts want that spotlight shown on them, while introverts shun the spotlight (though they typically have many friends and like engaging in smaller interactions).
It reflects how much people want others to like them and have difficulty delivering bad news, giving criticism, and standing up for themselves to others.
People with agreeable personalities really want others to like them, while disagreeable people do not necessarily care whether others like them.
It describes people who enjoy the arts and new experiences. Possible facets:
People that score high on this are organized, methodical and tend to keep going and going. Possible facets: