Saturday, July 6, 2013
PAPER: "The adaptive power of the present . . . "
power of the present: Perceptions of past, present, and future life satisfaction across the life span
Despite remarkable stability of life satisfaction across the life span, it may be adaptive to perceive change in life satisfaction. We shed new light on this topic with data from 766 individuals from three age groups and past, present, and future life satisfaction perceptions across the life span. On average, participants were most satisfied with their current life. When looking back, satisfaction increased from past to present, and when looking ahead, satisfaction decreased into the future. Trajectories were best fitted with a curvilinear growth model. Neuroticism and extraversion predicted the level of trajectories, but none of the Big Five predicted the slope. We conclude that humans have an adaptive capacity to perceive the present life as being the best possible.
[Remember the Big5 is good for guidance purposes, nor for prediction]
The present study adopts the idea of a human adaptive capacity in an attempt to reinterpret the predominantly stable high levels of subjective well-being across the adult life span. We believe that individuals possess an adaptive self-regulatory capacity to perceive oneself at the current time in life in the best psychological situation in order to maintain a self-consistent view of oneself.
This is similar to what Quoidbach, Gilbert, and Wilson (2013) recently called "end of history illusion". They found that individuals of all ages have a general misconception about future changes and believe that although they have changed a lot in the past, there is not much more change to expect in the future. The authors conclude that individuals in young, middle-aged, and older adulthood think that their present self is the person they will remain for the rest of their lives.
* Personality is predictor of your (subjective) health in the future;
* Personality is also predictor of job performance,
* Personality is also a good predictor of Entrepreneurial skills.
* Personality traits are highly stable in persons over 25 years old to 45 years old (the group of persons who could be most interested in serious online dating) They have only minor changes in personality (less than 1 interval in a normative test) and the 16PF5 test will not "see" them because the output of the 16PF5 test are 16 variables STens (Standard Tens) taking integer values from 1 to 10. STens divide the score scale into ten units. STens have the advantage that they enable results to be thought of in terms of bands of scores, rather than absolute raw scores. These bands are narrow enough to distinguish statistically significant differences between candidates, but wide enough not to over emphasize minor differences between candidates.
Now in 2013 I think C-Level executives from the Online Dating Industry do not want to innovate and offer a high effective/efficiency compatibility matching algorithm, because they are like burglars who are stealing the money of the daters, they scam daters with automatic rebilling trickery.
What will come after the Social Networking wave?
The Next Big Investment Opportunity on the Internet will be .... Personalization!
Personality Based Recommender Systems and Strict Personality Based Compatibility Matching Engines for serious Online Dating with the normative 16PF5 personality test.