Trait and facet personality similarity and relationship and life satisfaction in romantic couples

Rebekka Weidmann, Mariah F. Purol, Alisar Alabdullah, Sophia M. Ryan, Ethan G. Wright, Jeewon Oh, William J. Chopik

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Abstract

Previous research has shown that personality similarity plays a negligible role in explaining the life and relationship satisfaction of couples. However, similarity in more proximally measured personality (i.e., facets) might explain additional variance in partners’ well-being. The current study examined if in a sample of 1294 female-male romantic couples individual and partner personality traits and facets were associated with life and relationship satisfaction in expected ways. Similarity in personality traits and facets was not robustly associated with either life or relationship satisfaction of partners. The results are discussed in the context of the predictive validity of personality facets.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number104378
JournalJournal of Research in Personality
Volume104
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2023

Keywords

  • Actor-partner interdependence models
  • Big Five personality
  • Dyadic polynomial regression analysis
  • Personality facets
  • Personality similarity
  • Response surface analysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology
  • General Psychology

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