An empirical study of the relation between astrological factors and personality

Author: J. Mayo, White, O. and Eysenck, J.
Abstract: 2324 adults completed the Eysenck Personality Questionnaire, yielding scores on the dimensions of Extraverson-Introversion, and Emotionality-Stability. The traditional astrological descriptions of personality according to Earth, Air, Fire and Water groupings were tested, in particular the hypothesis that those born under earth signs (Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn) would be practical and stable, while the water signs (Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces) would be emotional and intuitive. Findings indicated a statistically significant departure from random distribution which strongly supported the astrological hypotheses, except that Aries-born individuals were wrongly depicted as highly emotional.
Keywords: Personality, Earth Signs, Fire Signs, Water Signs, Air Signs,
Extraversion, Emotionality, Aries
Publication: Journal of Social Psychology
Issue: 105
Dated: 1978
Pages: 229-236

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