Personality and Sexual Orientation: Extension to Asexuality and the HEXACO Model

@article{Bogaert2018PersonalityAS,
  title={Personality and Sexual Orientation: Extension to Asexuality and the HEXACO Model},
  author={Anthony F Bogaert and Michael C Ashton and Kibeom Lee},
  journal={The Journal of Sex Research},
  year={2018},
  volume={55},
  pages={951 - 961}
}
Previous research has examined self-identified sexual orientation in relation to self-reports on the Big Five personality factors. Here we extend this research by including asexuality as a fourth sexual orientation and by assessing the HEXACO personality factors, using self-report data from a large anonymous online sample (N ≈ 100,000). A large overlap was observed among all sexual orientation groups on all six HEXACO dimensions, but notable group differences also emerged. All nonheterosexual… 

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