Chimpanzee Personality paper in

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


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