Sometimes various items are mixed into the Big Five Personality Test to see how they relate. The following items were included for 428 test takers.

Varaibles

A. I am socially liberal.

B. I am economically conservative.

C. I am religious.

Z. I frequently seek interpersonal drama.

Correlations

Z
A 0.052
B -0.077
C -0.022

Discussion

It would seem that liberals tend to be more dramatic, however the weakness of both the experimental design and definition of the concepts (what exactly is ‘interpersonal drama’ anyway) render this conclusion extremely tentative.

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