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Personality Psychology

What is a personality trait? How do you measure on the 'Big Five' personality factors in psychology? Find out how your personality shapes your behavior and discover the models aiming to explain the differences in the way in which people's personalities develop.



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Extraversion and Introversion

Extraversion
Extraversion and Introversion

A look at extraversion as a personality trait. What determines whether a person is extraverted or introverted?
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How Your Speech Reveals Your Political Leanings

Language and Politics
Language Reveals Your Politics

A study reveals people's sentence construction often reflects their political ideology.
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Lemon Juice Introversion Test

Lemon Juice Test
Mouth-Watering Lemons?

What does your response to lemon juice say about how extraverted you are? Find out using this test!
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Maximizer vs Satisficer Quiz

Interactive
Are You a Maximizer or a Satisficer?

Discover your approach to decision-making with the maximizer vs satisficer quiz.
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'Big Five' Personality Traits Affect Transportation Effects - Study

Narrative Transportation
Influenced By Stories?

A study reveals how the Big Five personality dimensions influence audiences' narrative transportability.
Authoritarian Personality

Authoritarian Personality
Are You Authoritarian?

How Theodor Adorno's F-scale aimed to identify fascism and authoritarian personality.
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Theories of Personality

Personality
7 Theories of Personality

How different theories explain the development of personality and individual differences.
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Agreeableness

Agreeableness
The Agreeable Personality

What is agreeableness and is it desirable as a personality trait?
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Five-Factor Model of Personality

Five Factor Model
Five Factors of Personality

How the 'super traits' of the Five Factor Model explain differences in personality and the way people behave.
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Neuroticism: A 'Big Five' Personality Factor

Neuroticism
A 'Big Five' Personality Factor

What is neuroticism and how does it affect a person's personality?
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Eysenck's PEN Model of Personality

PEN Model
Eyesenck's PEN Model of Personality

A look at Hans Eysenck's theory of three dimensions of personality.
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Openness to Experience Personality Trait

Openness
Openness to Experience

The openness to experience personality trait measures our receptivity to new ideas and experiences.
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Personality Traits Predict Users' Facebook Status Updates - Study

Personality Traits
Predicting Your Status Updates

Traits such as extraversion and self-esteem affect status topics and post popularity on the social network, according a recent study.
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Personality Types (Friedman & Rosenman)

Personality
Personality Types (Friedman & Rosenman)

Personality types according to Freidman and Rosenman.
Conscientiousness: A 'Big Five' Personality Trait

Conscientiousness
Conscientiousness and Personality

What is conscientiousness and how does this 'Big Five' personality trait affect people's behavior?
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Famous Left Handers

Personality
Famous Left Handers

Information on famous left handed people.
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Handedness

Personality
Handedness

What makes us left handed? Evolution from war, brain hemispheres or something else.
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Openness to Experience Test

Interactive
Openness to Experience Test

Are you a daredevil or a hermit? Find out with this online test.
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Are You Neurotic? Test

Interactive
Are You Neurotic? Test

Find out if you're neurotic with our free test.
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Five Factor Test

Interactive
Five Factor Test

Measure 5 aspects of your personality with this online test: openness to experience, concienciousness, extraversion, agreeableness and neuroticism.
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Are You An Extravert? Test

Interactive
Are You An Extravert? Test

How extraverted are you? Find out with this online test.
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Study Reveals Differences in Personality Traits Across Great Britain

Personality Differences
How Personality Traits Differ Across Regions

Study finds significant differences in personality traits in regions across England, Scotland and Wales.
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Personality Type Test

Interactive
Personality Type Test

Psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud theorised that our personality development is based on childhood events and labelled personality types such as analy retentive and oral. Discover your Freudian personality type with this test.
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Authority

Personality
Authority

Adorno's F-Scale revisited.
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Conscientiousness Test

Interactive
Conscientiousness Test

How conscientious are you? Test yourself.
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How Agreeable Are You?

Interactive
How Agreeable Are You?

How agreeable are you? Take the online test.
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