Nature and nurture of the interplay between personality traits and major life goals.

@article{Bleidorn2010NatureAN,
  title={Nature and nurture of the interplay between personality traits and major life goals.},
  author={Wiebke Bleidorn and Christian Kandler and Ute R H{\"u}lsheger and Rainer Riemann and Alois Angleitner and Frank M. Spinath},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  year={2010},
  volume={99 2},
  pages={366-79}
}
Modern personality theories differ in their assumptions about the structure and etiology of the interplay between personality traits and motivational constructs. The present study examined the genetic and environmental sources of the interplay between the Big Five and major life goals concurrently and across time in order to provide a more decisive evaluation of the conflicting assumptions stated in the five-factor theory as opposed to socioanalytic conceptions. Traits and goals were assessed… CONTINUE READING