Data from: Evidence for personality conformity, not social niche specialization in social jays

Kelsey McCune, Piotr Jablonski, Sang-Im Lee & Renee Ha
Animal personality traits are defined as consistent individual differences in behavior over time and across contexts. Occasionally this inflexibility results in maladaptive behavioral responses to external stimuli. However, in social groups inflexible behavioral phenotypes might be favored as this could lead to more predictable social interactions. Two hypotheses seek to describe the optimal distribution of personality types within groups. The social niche specialization hypothesis states that individuals within groups should partition social roles, like personality...
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