No Evidence for a Close Relationship between Personality Traits and Circadian Cortisol Rhythm or a Single Cortisol Stress Response

  • Schommer N
  • Kudielka B
  • Hellhammer D
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Abstract

Personality traits measured with the Eysenck Personality Questionnaire-Revised did not show associations with basal or stimulated concentrations of cortisol in a sample of 81 subjects. Cortisol responses to a single exposure to psychosocial stress as well as circadian salivary-free cortisol patterns did not distinguish between subjects with high or low scores on Extraversion, Neuroticism, or Psychoticism, respectively.

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Authors

  • N. C. Schommer

  • B. M. Kudielka

  • D. H. Hellhammer

  • C. Kirschbaum

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