Why Personality Is A Better Predictor Of Success Than Intelligence

January 5, 2015 7:43 PM

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When it comes to academic achievement, intelligence is an important factor -- but it is certainly not the only, or even the most important, factor.

According to a new Australian study, personality is a better predictor of success in school than intelligence as measured by traditional standardized tests. Specifically, students who were more open and conscientious performed better academically than those who were merely intelligent.

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