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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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Maximizer vs Satisficer Quiz

Discover your approach to decision-making with the maximizer vs satisficer quiz.

Extraversion and Introversion

A look at extraversion as a personality trait. What determines whether a person is extraverted or introverted?

How Your Speech Reveals Your Political Leanings

A study reveals people's sentence construction often reflects their political ideology.

Lemon Juice Introversion Test

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

'Big Five' Personality Traits Affect Transportation Effects - Study

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

Authoritarian Personality

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

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Agreeableness

What is agreeableness and is it desirable as a personality trait?

How Agreeable Are You?

How agreeable are you? Take the online test.

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Conscientiousness Test

How conscientious are you? Test yourself.

Authority

Adorno's F-Scale revisited.

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.

Study Reveals Differences in Personality Traits Across Great Britain

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

Are You An Extravert? Test

How extraverted are you? Find out with this online test.

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 Neurotic? Test

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

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Openness to Experience Test

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

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Handedness

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

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Famous Left Handers

Information on famous left handed people.

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Conscientiousness: A 'Big Five' Personality Trait

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

Personality Types (Friedman & Rosenman)

Personality types according to Freidman and Rosenman.

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Personality Traits Predict Users' Facebook Status Updates - Study

Traits such as extraversion and self-esteem affect status topics and post popularity on the social network, according a recent study.

Openness to Experience Personality Trait

The openness to experience personality trait measures our receptivity to new ideas and experiences.

Eysenck's PEN Model of Personality

A look at Hans Eysenck's theory of three dimensions of personality.

Neuroticism: A 'Big Five' Personality Factor

What is neuroticism and how does it affect a person's personality?

Five-Factor Model of Personality

How the 'super traits' of the Five Factor Model explain differences in personality and the way people behave.

Theories of Personality

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