Why do haters hate?
It's ingrained in an individual’s personality, research suggests.
Some people seem to dislike everything.
But what makes haters hate?
It’s all part of our individual personality — or “dispositional attitude,” according to new research published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.
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"Some people may simply be more prone to focusing on positive features and others on negative features,” said co-author Justin Hepler of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
To learn whether people differ in the tendency to like or dislike things, Hepler and co-author Dolores Albarracín, the Martin Fishbein Chair of Communication at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania, asked participants to report their attitudes on a variety of unrelated subjects such as architecture, politics, soccer and taxes. The responses were then averaged to calculate how much each individual tends like or dislike things in general.
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The researchers found that those with generally positive dispositional attitudes are more open to follow positive actions — in other words, buy new things, recycle or drive safely.
And the haters? People who strongly hate one thing are likely to strongly hate other things as well. “You also have to consider the person,” Hepler said.
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