The Surprising Secret To Career Success May Be Your Spouse's Personality

September 26, 2014 3:05 PM

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Who you marry doesn’t affect just your happiness at home – your spouse can also play a major role in your career prosperity, according to new research from Washington University in St. Louis. This new study, which will be published in a future edition of Psychological Science, discovered that it’s not only your personality that matters when it comes to achievement. Your spouse’s personality also affects your workplace success.

The 5-year study examined 5,000 married people who ranged in age from 19 to 89. Approximately 75% of the sample included homes where both spouses worked. Researchers administered a series of psychological tests to assess participant’s scores in five broad areas of personality – openness, extraversio...

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