Can You Change Your Personality?

I’m an extrovert—or so I’ve been told. I’m generally more energized by being with other people than alone, and I like to bounce ideas off of my friends rather than ponder them on my own. Extroversion (versus introversion) is one of the “Big Five” personality traits that psychologists have identified as key to one’s personality. […]

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Lecture on Personality | Nietzsche, Dostoevsky & Kierkegaard | University of Toronto

University of Toronto PSY Course Information: http://jordanbpeterson.com/Psy230H Bookmark Psychology Unlocked for all the latest fascinating insights into different types of Psychology.

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Lecture on Personality | Heidegger, Binswanger & Boss | University of Toronto

University of Toronto PSY Course Information: http://jordanbpeterson.com/Psy230H Bookmark Psychology Unlocked for all the latest fascinating insights into different types of Psychology.

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Does Your View of Happiness Shape Your Empathy?

Empathy has gone mainstream. Now more than ever, parents and teachers are trying to foster empathy in kids, and citizens are advocating for a society and for leaders who are more empathic. But why are some people more empathic than others, and what is the best way to cultivate empathy? Being empathic means being able […]

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VIDEO: Introduction to Personality | Lecture by Dr J Peterson

In this lecture, Dr Jordan Peterson defines personality from multiple angles, historical, constructivist, psychoanalytic, behavioural and neuropsychological. Personality is a way of looking at the world, and a characteristic mode of behaving. It’s both stable and adaptively dynamic. Bookmark Psychology Unlocked for all the latest fascinating insights into different types of Psychology.

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Can You Tell the Cat Lovers From the Dog Lovers?

We use our personal intelligence to figure out the people around us–often by collecting clues to their personalities. Whether a person loves cats, dogs, turtles or snakes provides information about them. Read More… Author: John D Mayer Ph.D.

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The Big Five Personality Traits

An Introduction to the Big Five Personality Traits The Big Five Personality Traits theory is, perhaps, the most famous of the trait theories of personality. Gordon Allport first recorded 18,000 words in the English language that referred to personality characteristics. Raymond Cattell proposed sixteen personality traits, using a factor analysis. Hans Eysenck developed Cattell’s work further […]

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Eysenck Theory of Personality Traits

An Introduction to the Eysenck Theory of Three Factors Hans Eysenck (1916-1997) developed a very influential trait theory of personality, which has successful infiltrated the public mindset with regards to how we think about personality in day-to-day life. Using factor analysis to devise his theory, Eysenck (1947, 1966) identified three factors of personality: extroversion, neuroticism and psychoticism. […]

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Trait Theory | An Introduction

What is a Trait Theory? A trait theory understands personality much as personality is talked about in day-to-day life: a set of personal characteristics or qualities that determines the different ways we behave in different situations. Trait theory has its origins in Ancient Greece and the work of the Greek physician Galen (2nd Century AD). […]

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Nomothetic and Idiographic Approaches

Nomothetic and Idiographic: Two Approaches to Personality The Nomothetic and Idiographic approaches tackle Personality Psychology from opposing angles. Personality psychologists study something that is supposedly unique to each of us, yet also something we all have. So is Personality Psychology the psychological equivalent of studying fingerprints? Psychologists tend to fall into one of two camps when approaching personality: […]

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