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(Funder 1991, Tellegen 1991) personality psychologists predominantly make use of the ‘Five Factor Model’ for the assessment of an individual’s personality. (Digman 1990, Goldberg 1993a) This model reflects an individual’s psychological, social and cultural components that contribute towards his personality. It also reveals if an individual has had a troubled history or comes from a very poor socio- economic background. Research has given us an invaluable theory of personality which could be used for assessing the different personality variables. Personality assessment helps us to get a better idea of an individual and also helps us understand the individual’s behavioral pattern in a better light, thereby avoiding many conflicting issues. The 8th edition of Robert Feldman’s (2006) book on Understanding Psychology, stimulates the understanding and capabilities of students through his broad vision and insightful thinking. He strongly felt that if students understood psychology then they would learn it well. The principles and concepts contained in his book cover the areas of five important perspectives – Cognitive, behavioral, neuro-scientific, psychodynamic and humanistic.
1. Validity – Validity is considered to be the subjective judgment which could be based on either experience or other empirical indicators. Validity is also considered to be the maximum extent to which a test measures what’s needed to be measured. For a test to be considered valid it has to be first of all reliable; but reliability of the test does not guarantee its validity. The different types of validity include – 1) Face validity, 2) Construct validity, 3) Criterion validity, 4)Convergent validity and 5) Discriminant validity.
2. Reliability – Reliability is nothing but consistency. Reliability is considered to be the extent to which any test provides consistent scores. Measuring procedures do
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In some cases this has been an asset to me, however in some cases the impulsivity has caused me to wind up in situations that could have been avoided using some planning. In connection to this, I feel that I am emotionally tuned. I tend to wear my heart on a sleeve, which sometimes makes me more aware of people’s emotions that can allow me to better communicate with people.
“The Story of My Body” depicts the story of the author, Julia Cofer, and her life as a Puerto Rican in American soil, where she experienced racial discrimination. Her story questions the connection between personality and physical appearance. “The Naked Face” argues that personality and physical appearance directly influence each other through their two-way feedback system, but “The Story of My Body” contends that physical appearance can affect personality only when people permit it, although racial discrimination can shape how other people directly relate appearance with stereotyped personalities.
In his opinion, "Personality is the sum-total of all the biological innate dispositions, impulses, tendencies, appetites, and instincts of the individual, and the acquired dispositions and tendencies--acquired by experience”(Dr Walsh, 1999). On the other hand famous psychologist Gordon W.
After taking five tests on personality, emotional intelligence, and locus of control, I learned that I am a forward-thinking and feeling leader. My strengths are openness to new experiences, conscientiousness, calmness, above-average score in emotional intelligence, high internal locus of control, and future-oriented thinking, while I need to improve on handling emotional confrontations, balancing thinking and emotions, and being more adept in coping with different kinds of personalities.
The personality assessment examination was established by Paul T. Costa, Jr. and Robert R. McCrae for utilization with males and females over the age of 20 without any psychological disorders (Butcher, 2002).
With the final module, there are two types of documents for the NEO, one for self evaluation (document S) and one for the perceptions of the observers (document R).
The main ones are genetics and environment. The supporters of the first factor claim that a person is mainly influenced by the characteristics he was born with. The supporters of environment factor assume that personality is influenced by the environment: that
Extraversion: This trait person is enthusiastic, action-oriented. In groups they like to talk and represent attention to themselves. In this trait I scored more. My score was 14. This trait is essential to work
esearch over this issue such as, a psychologist from the University of Texas has proven in his research that cats, dogs, hyenas and other animals possess different personality traits (Utexas, 2012). I have personal observe that animals react and behave in different manner in
ity can be viewed as a collection of behaviors and social adjustments brought about by a variety of factors such as patterns of thoughts and feelings, attitudes, perception and other environmental/ external factors that influence individual’s values, self-perceptions,