Effects of Sahaja Yoga Meditation on personality

A study published in the International Journal of Neuroscience compared 25 meditators of Sahaja Yoga to a group of 25 comparison subjects who did not practice meditation on a range of trait personality measures. The long-term meditators scored significantly lower in personality features of anxiety, neuroticism, psychoticism, and depression and scored higher in emotion recognition and expression.

This suggests that long-term meditation practice leads to higher psycho-emotional stability and better emotional skills.

Aftanas L, Golosheykin S. (2005): Impact of regular meditation practice on EEG activity at rest and during evoked negative emotions. International Journal of Neuroscience 115(6):893-909.