Personality Neglect

  title={Personality Neglect},
  author={Jordi Quoidbach and Elizabeth W. Dunn},
  journal={Psychological Science},
  pages={1783 - 1786}
The present research provides the first evidence that people neglect their own personalities when they envision their future emotional lives. In Study 1, students ignored the impact of their dispositional happiness in predicting how they would feel 2 weeks after receiving grades. Yet dispositional happiness played an important role in shaping actual emotional experiences. Similarly, exhibiting personality neglect, participants in Study 2 overlooked their trait levels of neuroticism and optimism… 

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