Big five personality traits and dream recall frequency in spontaneous vs. self-trained lucid dreamers
Lucid dreamers were considered as a whole population in most of the studies. Accordingly, this study purpose was to divide them into two groups of spontaneous and self-trained lucid dreamers and also to investigate lucid dreaming frequency, and its association with big five personality traits and dream recall frequency in both spontaneous vs. self-trained lucid dreamers. A total of 324 individuals participated in an online survey and filled out NEO Five-Factor Inventory, and some other questions along with that about lucid dream different aspects and dream recall frequency. The results indicated that there were certain differences established in both spontaneous and self-trained lucid dreamers. In addition, agreeableness and openness to experience were negatively associated with lucid dreaming frequency amongst self-trained lucid dreamers, while the relationship was positive for extraversion. The only factor that could affect lucid dreaming frequency in both spontaneous and self-trained lucid dreamers groups was dream recall frequency with a significant and positive association. As it was observed, there are some personality traits that make self-trained lucid dreamers interested in lucid dreaming, and also lead them to deliberately experience this phenomenon.