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Table 3 Showing correlations, means and standard deviations for the personality variables in the present study

From: Agentic, communal, and spiritual traits are related to the semantic representation of written narratives of positive and negative life events

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Openness (1)            
Conscientiousness (2) −0.12           
Extraversion (3) 0.06 0.22*          
Agreeableness (4) 0.38*** 0.01 0.12         
Neuroticism (5) 0.25* −0.27** −0.37*** 0.17        
Novelty seeking (6) 0.18 −0.44*** 0.50*** −0.07 0.04       
Harm avoidance (7) 0.18 −0.26** −0.63*** 0.24* 0.72*** −0.33***      
Reward dependence (8) 0.25* 0.04 0.30** 0.53*** 0.31** 0.17 0.09     
Persistence (9) 0.06 0.62*** 0.04 0.02 0.02 −0.25* −0.08 0.05    
Self-directedness (10) −0.11 0.49*** 0.49*** 0.12 −0.61*** −0.01 −0.62*** 0.08 0.23*   
Cooperativeness (11) 0.38*** 0.10 0.30** 0.77*** −0.07 0.07 −0.07 0.55*** 0.18 0.34***  
Self-transcendence (12) 0.38*** −0.22* 0.03 0.28** 0.16 0.27** 0.06 0.22* 0.02 −0.20* 0.24*
Mean and SD (±) 158.3 ± 18.36 152.15 ± 24.71 168.45 ± 20.63 162.88 ± 20.86 145.91 ± 24.19 23.67 ± 5.81 15.2 ± 7.39 15.58 ± 4.02 3.92 ± 2.18 25.76 ± 7.13 29.29 ± 6.48 13.67 ± 5.6
  1. p < 0.05; ** p < 0.01; *** p > 0.001