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As usual, it's all their fault.

Oldest children tend to become the richest and most successful — and it could be thanks to their parents

Your success in life — meaning your intelligence, your personality, your job, and your salary — may be influenced by your birth order, an economist argues. Other researchers don't quite agree.
Avoid name-dropping.

15 things you’re doing that make people dislike you immediately

We've rounded up some of the most common social turn-offs online and in person, as well as how to avoid them.
Success looks different at work and at home.

The very traits that make you good at your job can also make you terrible in relationships

Success at work may be related to difficulties at home — specifically because the qualities that make you good at your job can make you a less-than-ideal partner. We spoke to experts to figure out why.
Handwriting analysts believe that every one of your loops, crosses, and dots can reveal aspects of your personality.

I got my handwriting analyzed by an expert, and what she could tell about my personality was surprisingly accurate

Handwriting analysts believe that your style of writing can reveal aspects of your personality. I had a professional handwriting analyst look at my handwriting and tell me what she saw. Much of her analysis was spot-on, but I'm not completely convinced.

What everyone gets wrong about introverts — including why they are not antisocial or lazy

Some people use the term 'introvert' as an insult, but introverted people are not the insular hermits you might think they are. Introversion is actually all down to how your brain is wired.
They want to get to know you. From left: Jessie Wisdom, Laszlo Bock, and Wayne Crosby are former Googlers and the co-founders of Humu.

Google’s former HR exec has a new startup — and he wants to hire people with 2 research-backed traits

Ex-Google exec Laszlo Bock cofounded a startup called Humu to make work better for everyone. Here are the two personality traits he's looking for in new hires — and how he screens for them.
You're probably guilty of at least one.

15 things you’re doing that make people dislike you immediately

We rounded up a list of traits and behaviors that scientists say can turn people off.
Avoid these behaviors at all costs and you'll be the life of the party.

15 habits of extremely boring people

Real people share the most common qualities of boring individuals — so you can steer clear of conversational duds and avoid becoming one yourself.

A study of 50,000 people is the best evidence yet that personality changes throughout your life

A new analysis of 14 studies comprising 50,000 people may provide the best evidence yet that personality is not fixed through life.