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Title: Personality


1
Personality
What Makes you YOU?
2
Central Concepts of Personality
  • Consistency
  • Individuals tendency to think, feel, behave in
    a particular way across situations
  • Distinctiveness
  • Refers to consistent differences in individuals
    thoughts, feelings, behavior

3
Temperament to Personality?
Negative
Positive
Inhibited
Uninhibited
TIME
?
?
4
Personality
  • Refers to an individuals unique constellation of
    consistent traits
  • Personality Traits
  • Durable disposition to think, feel, behave in a
    particular way across situations

5
Factor Analysis
Assertive
Extraversion
Positive Emotions
Active/Energetic
Trustworthy
Agreeableness
Modest
Compliant (Not Stubborn)
Competent
Self-disciplined
Conscientiousness
Achievement Striving
6
The Big Five (McCrae Costa, 1987, 1997, 1999)
  • OPENNESS
  • CONSCIENTIOUSNESS
  • Extraversion
  • AGREEABLENESS
  • NEUROTICISM

7
Criticism Of Big Trait Theories
  • Static Snapshot of Personality
  • Oversimplified Version of Complex Nature
  • Identify Traits Not Source

8
Criticism Of Big Trait Theories
  • Static Snapshot of Personality
  • Oversimplified Version of Complex Nature
  • Identify Traits Not Source

9
Temperament to Personality?
Negative
Positive
Inhibited
Uninhibited
TIME
EXTROVERTED
NEUROTICSIM
10
Uninhibited
EXTROVERTED
LIVELY
ACTIVE
ASSERTIVE
SOCIABLE
11
Inhibited
NEUROTICISM
UNSTABLE
MOODY
FEARFUL
TENSE
12
Source of Traits?
Taken from Deyoung et al (2010). Testing
predictions from personality neuroscience Brain
structure and the Big Five. Psychological
Science, 21, 820-228.
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