Free personality testing with the Keirsey Temperament and Character Sorters. Advice and services for careers, jobs, relationships, education, finance, investments, etc, based on personality.
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- Enneagram Institute
Enneagram authors Don Riso and Russ Hudson's official website. Offers an Enneagram discussion board; extensive information about the Enneagram system, including relationships, addictions, and personal growth; a scientifically validated Enneagram personality test; a free Enneagram test; and an Instinctual Variants test.
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- Five-Factor Model
The five-factor model is comprised of five personality dimensions (OCEAN): openness to experience, conscientiousness, extraversion, agreeableness, and neuroticism. The five dimensions are held to be a complete description and completely descriptive; their causes are a matter of relative indifference. The PEN Model, by contrast, is held to have a psychophysiological basis. Extraversion and agreeableness are only rotations of the dimensions in Interpersonal Theory.
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- Great Ideas in Personality
How do people tend to think, feel, and behave--and what causes these tendencies? These are the questions that occupy personality theorists and researchers. This website deals with scientific research programs in personality. They are offered as candidates for the title "great ideas"; whether they are indeed great remains an open question.
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- Interpersonal Theory
Interpersonal theory deals with people's characteristic interaction patterns, which vary along the dimensions of dominance and friendliness. Interpersonal theory's two dimensions are part of the Five-Factor Model, and its interpersonal focus is shared with Attachment Theory.
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- Maximizing versus satisficing: Happiness is a matter of choice
Can people feel worse off as the options they face increase? The present studies suggest that some people—maximizers—can. Study 1 reported a Maximization Scale, which measures individual differences in desire to maximize. Seven samples revealed negative correlations between maximization and happiness, optimism, self-esteem, and life satisfaction, and positive correlations between maximization and depression, perfectionism, and regret.(in pdf format)
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- The PEN Model: Its Contribution to Personality Psychology
To explain individual differences in personality or temperament, Eysenck proposed the PEN model and Gray attempted to reformulate Eysenck's theory. This paper summarizes and evaluates the PEN model. Special attention is given to the contribution of the PEN model to an experimental approach to the study of personality. In the PEN model, personality is comprised of three major dimensions: extraversion, neuroticism, and psychoticism. These descriptive dimensions have psychophysiological roots in which cortical arousal causes extraversion, visceral brain activation causes neuroticism, and gonadal hormones and enzymes cause psychoticism.
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- The Relationship Between Fatherly Affirmation and a Woman's Self-esteem
This study investigated the relationship of fatherly affirmation to women's self-esteem and other psychosexual characteristics. Female university student completed questionnaires that measured their perception of their father's unconditional positive regard for them, perceptions of their father's feelings about their mother, self-esteem, fear of intimate relationships, comfort with their womanhood, and comfort with sexuality.
(Added: 13-Feb-2000 Hits: 3165)
- Three Fundamental Dimensions of Personality
The descriptive taxonomies associated with the proponents of the "Big 5" are in contrast to those theories concerned with developing causal models of individual differences. Much of the recent consensus around the Big 5 has been on the number of dimensions useful in the description of individual differences rather than in any causal basis for these purported structures. Descriptive taxonomists suggest that before it is possible to develop causal explanations it is necessary to agree on the fundamental dimensions to be explained. Causal theorists, on the other hand, have focused on biological explanations of the "Even Bigger 3" and have emphasized the relationships of biological mechanisms of emotional reactivity with dimensions of stable individual differences.
(Added: 31-Jul-2000 Hits: 2107)