The researchers conducted a series of psychological tests and has placed the study participants assessment in five categories that describe personality — openness, extraversion, neurotic condition, compliance and integrity/accuracy. In addition to surveys questioning scientists have also explored their success on the job for several years.

Earlier research had shown that to move up the career ladder is important complaisance partner, but this time scientists have determined that the most successful work on those people whose partners showed high scores in the category of "integrity". That is, there were people with high self-discipline, act in conformity with duty, sought to achieve their goals and preferred planning spontaneous action.

How exactly these people help their partners? Three different ways.

But first it is important to note that conscientious and careful partners contribute to the career of the husband or wife regardless of whether they work for themselves — and in that and in other case, they still contribute. And here is how they do it specifically:

1. The daily tasks. Bona fide "spouse" are more likely to take on daily tasks around the house, going to pay bills, to walk into a store and take care of the children. This allows the spouse making a career focus on work.

2. "The work of" role model. Being diligent and reliable "half" setting an example for building a career wife and he can borrow these qualities that will help him at work.

3. Providing the "rear". Conscientious husband, who takes off the careers of the second half, chores and everyday life, reduces stress and promotes a healthier balance between work and home, which also promotes career.

Conclusions drawn by the researchers?

They claim that the most useful spouse for career — not the one who "nags" husband or wife "to go to talk and knock out a promotion or a salary increase". And the one who day after day, month after month and year after year provides a "rear" building a career "halves". And people who have such "logistical support", on average, more successful career than those who do not have.

This is a powerful argument in order to marry or to marry. But if your significant other does not have the desired quality — do not rush to divorce. Divorce strikes at productivity and career, throwing a person back, on average, five years.

But the most important conclusion that can be drawn from the study — partners should be aware of their strengths and weaknesses and to think about how they affect their other half. And reinforce a positive impact, reducing the negative. Because in the couple something outstanding can only be achieved together.