Event Title

The Relationship Between Personality Traits, Personality Gender, and Romantic Partner Preferences

Location

Parker-Reed, SSWAC

Start Date

30-4-2015 2:00 PM

End Date

30-4-2015 3:55 PM

Project Type

Poster

Description

The purpose of this study is to investigate how patterns of romantic partner complementarity and similarity emerge, when taking into consideration perceptions of masculinity and femininity in personality. Our main research questions are: Do patterns of similarity or complementarity occur between own personality gender (i.e. having a masculine or feminine personality) and ideal romantic partners personality gender? What patterns occur between own personality traits (e.g. extraversion, neuroticism, agreeableness) and ideal partners personality traits? While participating in this study, participants will be asked to complete a modified version of the BFI-2 personality inventory, which includes an additional two-item personality gender scale. In the second part of the survey, participants will complete that same modified version of the BFI-2 inventory from the first part, except this time they will answer the questions for their ideal romantic partner. We expect to find patterns of complementarity between individuals own personality gender and their ideal partners personality gender. Additionally, we expect to find similarity between individuals own personality traits and their ideal partners personality traits. Individuals ideal romantic partner pertains to an individual whom they would desire to be in a long-term monogamous romantic relationship with. Furthermore, this study will explore the relationship between individuals own personalities and their ideal romantic partners personalities.

Faculty Sponsor

Chris Soto

Sponsoring Department

Colby College. Psychology Dept.

CLAS Field of Study

Social Sciences

Event Website

http://www.colby.edu/clas

ID

1710

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Apr 30th, 2:00 PM Apr 30th, 3:55 PM

The Relationship Between Personality Traits, Personality Gender, and Romantic Partner Preferences

Parker-Reed, SSWAC

The purpose of this study is to investigate how patterns of romantic partner complementarity and similarity emerge, when taking into consideration perceptions of masculinity and femininity in personality. Our main research questions are: Do patterns of similarity or complementarity occur between own personality gender (i.e. having a masculine or feminine personality) and ideal romantic partners personality gender? What patterns occur between own personality traits (e.g. extraversion, neuroticism, agreeableness) and ideal partners personality traits? While participating in this study, participants will be asked to complete a modified version of the BFI-2 personality inventory, which includes an additional two-item personality gender scale. In the second part of the survey, participants will complete that same modified version of the BFI-2 inventory from the first part, except this time they will answer the questions for their ideal romantic partner. We expect to find patterns of complementarity between individuals own personality gender and their ideal partners personality gender. Additionally, we expect to find similarity between individuals own personality traits and their ideal partners personality traits. Individuals ideal romantic partner pertains to an individual whom they would desire to be in a long-term monogamous romantic relationship with. Furthermore, this study will explore the relationship between individuals own personalities and their ideal romantic partners personalities.

http://digitalcommons.colby.edu/clas/2015/program/57