ENFJs are more attracted to becoming ministers of liberal denominations, while ESFJs are more interested in becoming ministers in conservative denominations.
Extroversion, however, has not been linked through research or studies with religious struggles. Because of these factors, it was also seen that more religious people seem to be altruistic and more well behaved. Religion as a personality characteristic[ edit ] While there are many who believe religion has a strong influence on personality development, some believe it may be a personality trait on its own.
This same study also found that the two different concepts of religiosity and spirituality both involve an overall compassionate attitude towards others and positively correlates with agreeableness.
In attachment theory, there have been three attachment styles identified: For instance, someone with an insecure attachment style with their parents may in turn, have a very secure, and confident relationship with God.
That being said, there is something that we can learn from this field of study. It is not known if religious people tend to be better behaved or if better behaved people are more attracted to religion. The idea of studying the psychology of religion through a personality lens is not a new idea, however.
Belonging is the identity one acquires from believing in a religion. There are many studies that found there is a direct correspondence from attachment style with caregivers to God, and there are studies who have found more compensatory results.
Vassilis Saroglou, for example, has developed on the idea by introducing four traits of personality that religion develop: Research has shown that those who have religious struggles could have higher depression and anxiety levels.
There has been research to both support and refute the ability of personality traits to explain religious or spiritual involvement. Behaving is how someone changes their own lifestyle to appease their spiritual beliefs. The children associate these emotions to the objects based on how they currently view the world around them.
This may lead some to believe that the characteristic of being religious would relate in someway to the characteristic of believing in other paranormal beings.
The risk of suicide is even elevated when struggle is present within religion. This view of personality and religion does not focus on how each person differs trait wise, but it centers on the type of relationship the individual has with God.
The obstacle that makes this seemingly simple idea very complicated is that the current data is so skewed. This concept, published ineasily applies to religion cross-culturally and to a wide range of spirituality.
However, this correlation is pretty small. This correlates with divine struggles as they may encounter distress when it comes to finding the meaning of life as well as recognizing divine figures of religions.
Attachment theory[ edit ] Attachment Theory is another example of a personality indicator with the ability to help researchers understand religiosity and spirituality. Both agreeableness and conscientiousness have been associated with possible animosity towards God or other divine figures.
In relating this with religious ideals, it seems natural that the same concept should apply. It was found that both personal and organizational religion can lead to an increased life satisfaction. Believing refers to someone accepting the belief in a supernatural being or world.
General religiosity was mainly related to Agreeableness and Conscientiousness of the big five traits. The idea behind the big five personality characteristics that makes them compatible to religious study is that each trait is orthogonal, or completely independent from one another.
Religious fundamentalism was associated with higher agreeableness, and lower neuroticism and lower openness to experience. In addition, the "judging" J type is common among evangelical and Protestants.O.S. Hünler, T.I. Genc¸özThe effect of religiousness on marital satisfaction: testing the mediator role of marital problem.
solving between religiousness and marital satisfaction Contemporary Family Therapy, 27 (1) (), pp. - The vertical position of the dots shows national life expectancy at birth, and the horizontal position shows national average self-reported life satisfaction in the Cantril Ladder (a scale ranging from where 10 is the highest possible life satisfaction).
the relationship between childhood abuse, religiosity and life satisfaction. by. naomi dodoo () this thesis is submitted to the university of ghana, legon in partial. Life satisfaction is a kind of self-assessment of one’s life and it is an internal evaluation of quality of life.
The meaning of life satisfaction is the person’s attitude towards life in. The Cause and Effect of Religiosity on the Life Satisfaction and Psychological Wellbeing. Rehmatullah Mirzaali. Religiosity can be defined as “the term religiosity is derived from the word religion and it refers to numerous characteristics of religious behavior’s as well as fidelity and faith of an individual” (Khan, subhani & Ara, June, ).
The Effect of Religiosity on Life Satisfaction in a Secularized Context: Assessing the Relevance of Believing and Belonging.Download