The Personality Traits That Make for Better Friends

8/17/2016 - Psychology PhD candidate Robert Wilson in New York Magazine.

As more people opt for the single life, adult friendships also grow more important. For people in relationships, having a reliable squad is crucial, too — your mate will be much happier if you’re spreading your anxieties beyond his or her ears. Yet for all the ways personality has been studied in relation to dating and work, not a lot has been done around friendship.

But in a 2015 study just written up in the Association for Pyschological Science’s “Observations” blog, researchers made some fascinating findings about how who we are informs the friendships we hold.

Read the full story in New York Magazine.