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dc.contributor.authorBanissy, Michael
dc.contributor.authorHolle, Henning
dc.contributor.authorCassell, Josephine
dc.contributor.authorAnnett, Lucy
dc.contributor.authorTsakanikos, Elias
dc.contributor.authorWalsh, Vincent
dc.contributor.authorSpiller, Mary Jane
dc.contributor.authorWard, Jamie
dc.date.accessioned2013-07-25T14:47:53Z
dc.date.available2013-07-25T14:47:53Z
dc.date.issued2013-05
dc.identifier.citationBanissy , M , Holle , H , Cassell , J , Annett , L , Tsakanikos , E , Walsh , V , Spiller , M J & Ward , J 2013 , ' Personality traits in people with synaesthesia : Do synaesthetes have an atypical personality profile? ' , Personality and Individual Differences , vol. 54 , no. 7 , pp. 828-831 . https://doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2012.12.018
dc.identifier.issn0191-8869
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 1947710
dc.identifier.otherPURE UUID: 7550395a-63b3-4d33-8220-33772e925707
dc.identifier.otherScopus: 84873743010
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2299/11198
dc.description.abstractPeople with synaesthesia not only have – by definition – unusual experiences(e.g., numbers triggering colour), they also have a different cognitive profile (e.g., in terms of their memory and perceptual abilities) and a bias towards certain interests and activities (e.g., towards the arts). However, virtually nothing is known about whether synaesthetes have an atypical personality profile. In this study, a standard measure of personality was administered (Big Five Inventory) along with two questionnaire measures of empathy. Synaesthetes, relative to demographically matched controls, reported higher levels of ‘Openness to Experience’ which is known to be related to imagination and artistic tendencies. They also reported higher levels of ‘Fantasizing’ on one of the empathy measures, which is conceptually related to Openness, although their self reported empathy did not differ in other respects. In addition, synaesthetes reported lower levels of Agreeableness which we did not predict in advance.en
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dc.language.isoeng
dc.relation.ispartofPersonality and Individual Differences
dc.subjectsynaesthesia
dc.subjectPersonality
dc.subjectEmpathy
dc.subjectArt
dc.subjectImagination
dc.subjectPsychology(all)
dc.titlePersonality traits in people with synaesthesia : Do synaesthetes have an atypical personality profile?en
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Psychology
dc.contributor.institutionSchool of Life and Medical Sciences
dc.contributor.institutionHealth & Human Sciences Research Institute
dc.contributor.institutionPsychology
dc.contributor.institutionPsychology of Movement
dc.description.statusPeer reviewed
dc.relation.schoolSchool of Life and Medical Sciences
dcterms.dateAccepted2013-05
rioxxterms.versionofrecordhttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2012.12.018
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Review
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