For career success, pick a conscientious spouse

January 22, 2015 8:35 PM

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For career success, pick a conscientious spouse

Who wouldn't love a partner willing to take on extra chores and errands? It turns out that a conscientious spouse isn't just good for household management and harmony, but for one's success at work, too, according to research out of Washington University.

While one's own personality obviously plays a major role—high earners tend to be extroverted, self-confident, and ambitious—one's spouse's personality also factors in significantly, especially if that spouse is conscientious, reports Scientific American.

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