Wouldn't you like to know the personalities of people in the medical or arts departments?
I became curious.
As for personalities, the Big Five index is now standard and seems to have become quite widespread. Introducing them:
Openness: intellectual curiosity and creativity
Conscientiousness: responsibility, dependability, and organization
Extraversion: outgoingness, assertiveness, and sociability
Agreeableness: friendliness, cooperation, and empathy
Neuroticism: emotional instability and susceptibility to s
By knowing these, you might be able to understand your position and how to interact with others in your major. In the midst of this, a review was conducted on whether personalities change depending on the major, so I would like to introduce it for reference.
The review examined papers published from 1977 that were limited to:
reviews that focused on higher education students
reviews that measured the Big Five academically
Ultimately, 12 empirical studies remained after screening these papers, and the results were as follows:
Significant in fields such as humanities, arts, psychology, and political science.
Arts and humanities showed consistently lower scores than other academic majors, and the effect size was moderate compared to science, law, economics, engineering, medicine, and psychology.
High in economics, law, political science, and medicine.
No significant differences were observed.
Arts and humanities consistently scored higher in neuroticism than all other groups, while scores in economics and business were consistently lower than other groups.
In terms of gender differences:
Women showed significantly higher scores than men in agreeableness.
Women scored significantly higher than men in conscientiousness.
There was a significant sex difference in neuroticism, with women scoring higher than men.
There was no gender difference in openness.
In other words, women are more serious and value relationships with others, but are somewhat emotionally unstable. This study was mainly conducted in Europe and the United States, so it is necessary to consider whether it applies to Japanese people. (After all, Japanese psychology does not do this kind of research.) Also, it should be noted that there is no relationship between these scores and academic performance. Looking at the results, it might be quite understandable, but I wish there was more data on science majors.