Relationship between light triad of personality and self-monitoring and meaning in life among adults

Swapnil Hyanky 1 *, Trisha Biswas 1, Sristi Biswas 1, Upasana 1 and Cynthia Sara James 2

1 Clinical Psychology, Department of Psychology, Kristu Jayanti College, Bengaluru, India.
2 Department of Psychology, Kristu Jayanti College, Bengaluru, India.
Research Article
World Journal of Advanced Research and Reviews, 2024, 22(03), 023–031
Article DOI10.30574/wjarr.2024.22.3.1639
Publication history: 
Received on 22 April 2024 revised on 29 May 2024; accepted on 31 May 2024
The present study focuses on the relationship between the Johnson (2018) Light Triad Personality Traits (Empathy, Compassion, and Altruism), Self-Monitoring, and Meaning in Life (Presence and Search). Statistical analysis techniques Mann-Whitney U and Spearman’s Rank-Order Correlation were employed to find the gender differences and relationships. In this cross-sectional research design, snowball sampling was used to collect data from 235 Indian adults (84 males and 141 females) who filled out the Self-monitoring Scale (Snyder, 1974), Meaning in Life Questionnaire (Steger, 2006) and Light Triad Scale (Johnson, 2018). The findings showed no significant gender differences in Compassion, Altruism, Presence and Self-monitoring but significant gender differences in Empathy and Search were found in females more than males. There was no relationship between Empathy, and Search, and of  Altruism with Presence, and Search. But Compassion had a weak and significant relationship with Presence and Search. Self-monitoring had a weak association with Compassion. Moreover, self-monitoring had no relationship with Empathy, Altruism, Presence and Search.
Light Triad Personality; Self-monitoring; Meaning in Life; Adults
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