Beyond Traits: Personality Profiles as Predictors of Diverse …

Wallace Research Symposium on Talent Development

Campus/Building Maps

Beyond Traits: Personality Profiles as Predictors of Diverse Social Experiences Among Students with Gifts and TalentsJennifer Riedl Cross, Tracy L. Cross, Sakhavat Mammadov, & Colm O’Reilly

Monday, May 20, 2024, 1:45 – 3:15 pm, Lawrence D. McHugh Hall, Room MCHU 302

Personality has been a long-standing topic of interest in the field of psychology. As personality research has coalesced around the Big Five, person-centered analyses have identified replicable patterns in the five factors of openness to experience, conscientiousness, extraversion, agreeableness, and neuroticism. As a motivator of behavior, personality characteristics can affect social interaction. This study explores personality and social experiences among Irish students with gifts and talents (SWGT; N=559), seeking to replicate the resilient, undercontrolled, overcontrolled (RUO) typology and to understand associations with varied social experiences as measured by the Social Experiences of Gifted Students Scale (SEGSS). The SEGSS was developed from prior research on common social experiences among SWGT, assessing their frequency and the associated emotional response.