Rich and Co.

“…researchers have found evidence of conscientiousness in insects, reptiles, birds, fish and other critters.”

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‘“Orderly and industrious tendencies appear to have originated in insects and fish, whereas achievement striving and competence may be more closely related to problem-solving, group living, and the complexity of the environment that those animals inhabit,” Delgado said.

Among other tools, researchers tracked animal characteristics using the “Big Five” model, which breaks down personality into the five overarching categories of openness, conscientiousness, extraversion, agreeableness and neuroticism.

While previous research has identified openness, extraversion, agreeableness and neuroticism in animals, this is the first time conscientiousness has been recognized throughout the animal kingdom.’

That’s because previous research defined conscientiousness too narrowly as a human trait based on emotions, intentions and morality,


Written by Rich and Co.

May 23, 2017 at 10:47 pm

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