Personality and the Prediction of Consequential Outcomes

Daniel J. Ozer, Verónica Benet-Martínez
2006 Annual Review of Psychology  
■ Abstract Personality has consequences. Measures of personality have contemporaneous and predictive relations to a variety of important outcomes. Using the Big Five factors as heuristics for organizing the research literature, numerous consequential relations are identified. Personality dispositions are associated with happiness, physical and psychological health, spirituality, and identity at an individual level; associated with the quality of relationships with peers, family, and romantic
more » ... ers at an interpersonal level; and associated with occupational choice, satisfaction, and performance, as well as community involvement, criminal activity, and political ideology at a social institutional level.
doi:10.1146/annurev.psych.57.102904.190127 pmid:16318601 fatcat:ani6ctrpt5f7zfk3g7esmfv46u