Personality Traits

For this discussion. first read Chapters 7 and 8 from your textbook and watch the following TED
Talk from Susan Cain: The Power of Introverts (18:56). As you read and watch, think about the value
that the trait theory perspective has brought to personality psychology. Think also about your own
personality traits. Then, in your initial post. address the following: How do the trait theory
perspectives of Allport, Eysenck. and Cattell differ? Do you feel their research was conducted
ethically? Why or why not? Which of the Big Five personality traits discussed in Chapter 8 (openness
to experience. conscientiousness. extraversion. agreeableness. and neuroticism) describe you best?
Why? Do you think there are certain preferred traits or ideal trait combinations WRITER: Please cite
from Personality: Theory and Research 13th – 16 by Cervone Daniel also American Psychology
Association 6th -13 By American Psychological Association.

Last Updated on January 24, 2018

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