Childhood personality type can predict the timing of key transitional events while moving into adulthood including leaving the parents’ home, establishing a romantic relationship, and entering the world of part-time work, according to a new study published in the Journal of Personality. Led by Jaap Denissen of Humboldt-University, Berlin, the study assessed degrees of shyness and aggressiveness through parental scales and teacher reports. The research team tested the hypotheses on the predictive validity of three major preschool personality types. Resilient personality is characterised by above average emotional stability, IQ, and academic achievement. Resilient males were found to leave their parents’ house approximately one year earlier than over controlled or under controlled children. Over controlled boys took a year longer than others in finding a romantic partner, while, resilient boys and girls were faster in getting a part-time job than their over controlled and under controlled peers. — ANI

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