A study on the national personality profile of the Romanians was presented for the first time in Romania, being conducted by a psychologists’ team from Cluj-Napoca and Bucharest after patterns used in U.S. and UK. The research was initiated seven years ago on a sample of 2,200 persons from all over Romania. The study reveals the Romanian national profile is bipolar, corresponding to the ‘Prince Charming’ and ‘the bad guy’ profiles.
The study used many variables: likeliness, scrupulosity, openness and emotional stability.
The Prince Charming profile is characterized by a low emotional instability, high openness, extroversion, likeliness and scrupulosity, while its opposite type has a high emotional instability and introversion, is less agreeable and unscrupulous.
The “Prince Charming” profile is mostly associated with high-educated persons, aged 30 to 50, while the “bad guy” type is associated with the low-educated people, aged 14 to 17 and over 60.
“We concluded a study on the national personality profile of the Romanians at regional level, and the presentations of the first conclusions comes as a first. There are two completely different personality profiles, bipolar we could say” said Daniel David, psychologist at “Babes-Bolyai” University in Cluj-Napoca.
The profile also include the Romanians’ stereotypes. They think that people from Transylvania are quiet but more hard-working than the ones living in Oltenia or Moldavia, who are more lifelike and more sociable.
The results of the study will be published in November in the “Romanian Journal of Applied Psychology”.