PERSONALITY AND MARITAL SATISFACTION: LITERATURE REVIEW

Tejbeer Kaur
2016 International Journal of Management and Social Science Research Review   unpublished
Recently, the relationship between personality traits and marital satisfaction has been in limelight and grown substantially by researchers and psychologists. Personality variables have been a major focus of research studying couple's relationship to explain and predict relationship quality and stability. Global assessments of personality have shown that the personality characteristics found among satisfied couples are different from those found among dissatisfied couples. Scholars have used a
more » ... ariety of paradigms to investigate the relationship between the Big Five dimensions and satisfaction in an intimate relationship. It was found that personality dispositions such as emotional instability or neuroticism created 'enduring vulnerabilities' that affected how couples adapted to stressful experiences and that this adaptation impacted general satisfaction in the relationship.
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