Daily Archives: June 1, 2012

Researchers find chimps exhibit personality traits not unlike those of humans

BBC News reports:

For years experts have debated whether great apes truly display human-like personalities – or if such behaviour is simply the anthropomorphic projections of human observers.

The research team used a statistical technique to “remove” any biases apparent in human observers of the apes’ behaviour, and they say their findings suggest man and ape really do share “personality dimensions”.