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Chimps and Humans Have Similar Personality Traits
| May 10, 2014 07:28am ET
Ever heard of a conscientious chimp? An extroverted ape? New research suggests that chimpanzees, man’s closest living relatives, have personality traits quite similar to their human cousins.
The study, conducted by researchers at Georgia State University, found that chimpanzees not only possess many of the same personality traits as humans — from agreeableness to extroversion — these traits are structured almost identically in both humans and chimps.
Smarter than the average ape: Researchers find Chimpanzees really DO have distinct personalities almost identical to humans
- Fundamental personality trait for chimpanzees is dominance
- Team identified five personality factors that combine differently in each individual chimpanzee: conscientiousness, dominance, extraversion, agreeableness and intellect