Laura E. Kuper is now at the Department of Psychology, University of Illinois at Chicago.
Self-Reported Personality Variability Across the Social Network Is Associated With Interpersonal Dysfunction
Article first published online: 13 MAR 2011
© 2011 The Authors. Journal of Personality © 2011, Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Journal of Personality
Volume 79, Issue 2, pages 359–390, April 2011
How to Cite
Clifton, A. and Kuper, L. E. (2011), Self-Reported Personality Variability Across the Social Network Is Associated With Interpersonal Dysfunction. Journal of Personality, 79: 359–390. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-6494.2010.00686.x
- Issue published online: 13 MAR 2011
- Article first published online: 13 MAR 2011
- Accepted manuscript online: 25 AUG 2010 08:37AM EST
ABSTRACT We describe 2 studies (n=52 and n=82) examining variability in perceptions of personality using a social network methodology. Undergraduate participants completed self-report measures of personality and interpersonal dysfunction and then subsequently reported on their personalities with each of 30 members of their social networks. Results across the 2 studies found substantial variability in participants' perceived personalities within their social networks. Measures of interpersonal dysfunction were associated with the amount of variability in dyadic ratings of personality, specifically Agreeableness and Openness to Experience. Results suggest that personality variability across interpersonal contexts may be an important individual difference related to social behavior and dysfunction.