| by Jesse Singal and Ashley Wu

A New York Magazine interactive article highlights research by Associate Professor of Psychology Christopher Soto. The Dec. 21 article summarizes research by Soto and others investigating the “big five” personality traits: extraversion, agreeableness, conscientiousness, neuroticism, and open-mindedness. It also asks readers to predict their own scores on these traits, then take a personality test developed by Soto and collaborator Oliver John. After taking the test, readers receive feedback so that they can check the accuracy of their predictions and see how their personalities compare with those of others.