Thanks, Honey: How Your Spouse or Partner Affects Your Success, Too

NEW YORK (MainStreet) -- Sure, you worked hard for that big promotion, put in the extra hours, the countless meetings and drafted a pile of proposals. You earned it. But perhaps the real credit should go to your spouse. So says Joshua Jackson, Ph.D. and assistant professor of psychology at Washington University. Your success -- or failure -- may in large part be associated with the temperament of your partner.

“Our study shows that it is not only your own personality that influences the experiences that lead to greater occupational success, but that your spouse’s personality matters, too,” says Jackson.

Now this goes beyond the effect of a having a bad night at home means a bad day at the office -- or vice versa. More than mood, the role your live-in lover plays in your life impacts your very livelihood.

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