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Social interaction theory: Social interaction theory provides an explanation of aggressive acts motivated by higher level goals. Hostile aggression may have some rational goal behind it. Social interaction theory provides understanding that aggression is often the result of threats to high self esteem (i.e. Smart condition eliminating quicker than dumb condition), (Anderson and Bushman, 2002).

Neuroticism: According to Big Five Inventory; individuals who are high in Neuroticism show the following traits: Anxiety, angry hostility, depression, self-consciousness, impulsiveness and lack of self confidence (John & Srivastava, 1999).

Conscientiousness: Individuals who are high in conscientiousness exhibit the following traits: Competence, order, dutifulness, achievement, self-discipline and deliberation (John & Srivastava, 1999). Research has shown that individuals high on the trait of conscientiousness take better care of themselves and live longer.

Hypothesis: We hypothesized that individuals who scored high on Neuroticism from the BFI scale would eliminate their opposition (in a competitive game) at a faster rate than those with lower scores on the neuroticism scale.

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Social interaction theory: Social interaction theory provides an explanation of aggressive acts motivated by higher level goals. Hostile aggression may have some rational goal behind it. Social interaction theory provides understanding that aggression is often the result of threats to high self esteem (i.e. Smart condition eliminating quicker than dumb condition), (Anderson and Bushman, 2002).

Neuroticism: According to Big Five Inventory; individuals who are high in Neuroticism show the following traits: Anxiety, angry hostility, depression, self-consciousness, impulsiveness and lack of self confidence (John & Srivastava, 1999).

Conscientiousness: Individuals who are high in conscientiousness exhibit the following traits: Competence, order, dutifulness, achievement, self-discipline and deliberation (John & Srivastava, 1999). Research has shown that individuals high on the trait of conscientiousness take better care of themselves and live longer.

Hypothesis: We hypothesized that individuals who scored high on Neuroticism from the BFI scale would eliminate their opposition (in a competitive game) at a faster rate than those with lower scores on the neuroticism scale.