The Personality Traits You Need to Be a Great Friend, According to Science
If you want to make more friends, and hold on to the ones you’ve got, it all boils down to three key personality traits.
The study, published in the European Journal of Personality, examined five major personality traits — extraversion, neuroticism, agreeableness, conscientiousness, and openness to experience — and how they related to friendship satisfaction. When it was all said and done, researchers found that being open to experience had very little to do with being a good friend. And, unsurprisingly, they found that those with more of a neurotic side rated lower than those who seemed more emotionally stable and less dramatic.