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.