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30 May 2011

Does our personality affect our level of attractiveness?

A new study finds that certain personality traits contribute to being a good judge of whether someone else thinks you’re worth meeting again.

Part of what determines how much success you will have in the dating world is whether you have a good sense of whether people find you attractive.

A new study in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, finds that certain personality traits contribute to being a good judge of whether someone else thinks you’re worth meeting again.

In this case, Back was interested in another question: is there’s something about personality that makes some people better at predicting whether others will want to meet them? In 17 groups, a total of 190 men and 192 women met members of the opposite sex—basically the standard speed dating routine, but this time, with psychologists collecting a lot of data.

Among that data was personality information and the all-important question after each three-minute date: for each person you talk to, do you want to see that person again? They were also asked if they thought the other person would want to meet them.

 
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