Chimps and Humans Have Similar Personality Traits

 Chimps and Humans Have Similar Personality Traits

Chimpanzee Personality paper in dailymail.co.uk

Smarter than the average ape: Researchers find Chimpanzees really DO have distinct personalities almost identical to humans

The researchers analyzed complete questionnaires for 174 chimpanzees housed at the Yerkes National Primate Center at Emory University.

  • 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

By MARK PRIGG

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2621829/Getting-personal-primates-Researchers-Chimpanzees-personalities-identical-humans.html#ixzz30yx1Y9hF

 

Chimpanzees Show Similar Personality Traits to Humans

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Chimpanzees Show Similar Personality Traits to Humans

Date:
May 6, 2014
Source:
Georgia State University
Summary:
Chimpanzees have almost the same personality traits as humans, and they are structured almost identically, according to new work. The research also shows some of those traits have a neurobiological basis, and that those traits vary according to the biological sex of the individual chimpanzee.
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