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What kinds of characteristics and outcomes are associated with low agreeableness and high honesty–humility?

I've heard low agreeableness is correlated with low honesty–humility, under HEXACO's model. However, it seems plausible to me that one could have low agreeableness and high honesty–humility, like a ...
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Are there culture-specific personality disorders?

According to Wikipedia, personality disorders are "characterized by enduring maladaptive patterns of behavior, [...] deviating from those accepted by the individual's culture.". The APA also ...
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Is there a concept explaining internalizing others' trauma?

I have interrelated questions about trauma and personality factors, and how the latter can possibly contribute to the former. Second Hand Trauma? Is there any concept in publications that I can ...
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What are the real motives of people helping to each other?

I'm wondering sometimes why people want to help someone. What are the real motives of it? The Karpman drama triangle says that 3 types of people exist and one of these types is rescuer and as I ...
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What are the eventual consequences of being a narcissist?

A close question to what I am trying to ask is Is there scientific evidence that narcissists cannot be treated?. I was wondering what are the eventual consequences of being a narcissist? Is there any ...
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Making a risk assessment type scale using existing scales

I am trying to make a risk assessment type scale that measures the likelihood/risk of someone experiencing a psychological disorder in a setting. There are about 10 factors (e.g., gender, sleep ...
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Does Brain Damage Lead to changes in Subconscious Thoughts?

We all know that brain damage can alter personality. The common example is Phineas Gage. I tried researching the effects of brain damage on subconscious thought processing on Google, but I couldn't ...
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Can a subject develop learned helplessness without being conditioned?

In my understanding of this answer, the reason for person A to develop learned helplessness while person B to do not mostly (if not totally) boils down to the explanation styles of the two. But then ...
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Where does dissatisfaction/ingratitude fall in Big Five traits?

Example: Someone scores 92/100 in an exam, or gets 3.6/4.0 GPA, or accepted by their 2nd choice university (out of 5 ranked preferences). But is dissatisfied with the outcome, and thinks: This is not &...
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Correlation between sexual repression in adolescents and sexual deviancy later in life?

Is there a correlation between sexual repression and sexual deviancy? Now we all have heard stories of people growing up in incredibly strict households that become some of the most exploratory and ...
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Psychology of cheaters

I am curious to know that what kind of psychological factors influence serial cheaters. Infidelity or adultery both are considered immoral in majority of civilized societies around the world. But it ...
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'Describe this object to me' - To work out what type of thought process you have. What is this test called?

A friend learned heard about a test while on a Myers Briggs course and described it to me. I thought it was interesting, but I can't find anything about it since I don't know what to search for. The ...
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Is there a clinical definition for the psychological disorder/personality disorder for people who like to get under people’s skin?

I have noticed in my 50+ years of life that there are people who take joy (sometimes great joy) out of “getting under” another person’s skin. Is there a clinical definition for this behavior? ...
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Is the inability for people to accept they may be wrong on a topic (and the rationales for that) something that psychology ever discusses in depth? [duplicate]

Pride, shame, hubris and ego being factors in whether a person is able to consider they may be wrong on a statement, claim or stance on a topic. Not only consider wrongness, but accept or note their ...
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How are related self-confidence and self-esteem?

What is the difference between self-confidence and self-esteem? Is it that self-confidence is more about feeling secure concerning one's own capacity to address problems, while self-esteem is more ...
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What is the term or theory to explain adopting behaviors when hurt by someone else

I have been trying to search for a term or theory to explain adopting behaviors when bad / hurtful things happen to a person. For example, if a person is abused and ends up being an abuser because it ...
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How does twitter allow certain people to perform mass manipulation?

Recently we have seen many billionaires doing mass manipulation with the use of twitter. Is there any line of research of the categories of manipulation these people are doing on twitter?
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Evidence for differences in resilience between generations

There is a lot of talk of younger generations being "softer" but is there any evidence for differences in resilience or hardiness between generations?
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Does lack of social-economic opportunities for self-realisation and personal growth explain homophobia (at least partly)?

There is strong correlation between acceptance of LGBT in countries and the economic prosperity of the respective countries. As far as I have checked the literature then the mainstream research trend ...
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How to distinguish introvert personality, social anxiety disorder and mild autism?

There are the following similarities between introvert personality type, Social anxiety disorder and mild autism Disinterest in social interaction Interested in objects than people May be afraid of ...
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Does fear induce motivation or despair in context of closing deadlines in personal projects?

The question is in context of projects you've setup as your career goals. In such projects, There is no one pushing you stay on track. There is no system around you to help you flow with the flow. ...
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Is there literature support for the 'pop' claim that people "marry their parent"/choose a partner with traits similar to their parent(s)?

I have read multiple times that we tend to marry one of our parents. Some even claim there is no way around it. I don't really see it. There are some aspects that are similar between my spouse and my ...
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How useful are the psychological profiles of serial killers?

Recently I've watched Netflix's "Mindhunters" show where the agents do "criminal-personality profiling" on serial killers to try and predict what they are going to do next. I'm ...
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What is the "personality of a relationship" called?

I'm struggling to find this missing word, that I imagine would be part of the psychological literature. Personality is to an individual what ____________ is to a 1:1 relationship. Any thoughts? I ...
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Can we be both agreeable and disagreeable at the same time?

Understanding the big five personality traits appears to give the promise of understanding ourselves better. However, it is clear that our behaviour is variable, for example: individuals may be ...
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Why there are four types of temperament?

There are several approaches to categorize personality characteristics into similar amount of types: the four temperament theory, DISC theory, the PAEI model. Is there any research about possible ...
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Is Type A personality and being an alpha (male) the same thing?

The question in final jeopardy tonight was "(What is) type A personality". My response was "alpha (male)", which I maintained was the same thing. Later, when I typed in "...
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Why does a British accent sound smarter to Americans?

This question has to do with how people perceive other accents. It seems that having a British accent makes someone seem more intelligent, even though that isn’t always true. As funny as it is, I ...
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What sort of therapy could help a person become more extraverted?

Is there any therapy that is considered effective for changing a person's personality from introversion toward extraversion in the absence of any specific diagnosable disorder? I am able to find many ...
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How can positive and negative mindsets influence interpersonal relationships with others?

I want to know how positive and negative mindset can influence interpersonal relationships with others. For example: if you have a negative mindset, would people not want to relate with you?
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Personality at Birth

What factors determine the personality of a newborn baby? Do all newborns exhibit identical behaviour? If not, are genetics responsible for the differences? References consulted so far: Is ...
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Is there a name for this feeling?

With the intent of being seen as a big shot, a person induces unsuspecting observers to underestimate them by intentionally failing in trivial tasks but then successfully completing more complex tasks....
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Revenge attitude: is it innate or acquired in human

I am trying to understand what is the root cause for revenge? I understand anger is caused by the gap between expectation/anticipation and the reality. But as to revenge, I am not satisfied just with ...
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Postgraduate level books on personality psychology

I have an undergraduate degree in psychology and I'm currently pursuing a master's degree in a different field. However, I am still interested in many aspects of psychology, including personality ...
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Any good research on observer effect and personality tests?

I'm looking for some research on how / whether the 'observer effect' and 'observer bias' affects personality questionnaires. I recently completed the 16Personalities test, a series of questions that ...
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Anxiety vs Stressfulness in the Big Five?

From these sources (1, 2, 3) I have figured out that anxiety and stressfulness are generally defined as: Anxiety - Prone to have generalized anxiety, panic, specific phobias, worry as well as feeling ...
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What if a person is high in warmth but low in empathy?

From these definitions (1, 2, 3, 4) I have concluded that warmth is a facet that describes how much a person is showing warmth and love towards other people (e.g., touching, kissing, saying nice ...
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Excitement level in OCEAN model

So, I would like to know what facet regulates these behaviours / cahracteristics of a person: How loud and fast-talking they are (on average). Their excitement level (on average). Excitement seeking ...
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Is There A Name For Total Personality Disorder(A+B+C)? [closed]

I've been researching what sort of mental illness I am contending with because years of working with doctors has been a practice of throwing darts in the dark and missing every target. Various ...
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To what extent is scapegoating correlated with personality?

The Wikipedia article on scapegoating is rather thin on correlates, but has plenty of "pure" theories as to what causes scapegoating, not backed by much if any evidence, even correlational. So what ...
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Recent Peer Review Studies on How Many Have Narcissistic Personality Disorder

Are there any peer-reviewed studies that show what percent of the population are believed to have Narcissistic Personality Disorder that have been published within the past ten years? I have read ...
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Short form of the Psychopathic Personality Inventory questionnaire

Recently I have been reviewing several articles related to psychopathy outside the forensic area and I have observed that a very popular questionnaire in a college setting is the Psychopathic ...
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Is NERIS Type Explorer unscientific?

Why do people call the NERIS Type Explorer of www.16personalities.com unscientific? According to https://www.16personalities.com/articles/reliability-and-validity it provides good test-re-testing ...
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What measures are available for calculating big 5 congruence with a collection of profiles?

Say there is a group of OCEAN profiles. How do I calculate how well another profile fits into this group of profiles? Is https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Congruence_coefficient the way to go or are ...
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How to assess the effect of individual difference measure on quadratic fit of a within-subject factor?

In my task, there are 8 levels of a within-subjects/repeated measure factor. The overall relationship that this factor has with the DV is in the shape of an inverted-U, such that their DV scores at ...
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Is there a term in psychology that describes being involved in something to a point of finding beauty in it?

More appropriately I am Looking for a word that describes fetishizing(placing too much importance in) something that you are involved with to a point of finding beauty in it i.e. the illusion of ...
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Is a return to previous personality possible in Schizophrenia?

I'm reading Memory Disorders in Psychiatric Practice by German E. Berrios and John R. Hodges (2000). The section on The Ganser Syndrome has this table (from page 449) contrasting Schizophrenia and ...
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Can any person develop an interest in anything?

As a more specific version of my previous question, I'd like to know if an interest in anything can be developed in any person. Let us assume the person has the following: Sufficient motivation to ...
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Are one's interests like a "library"? [duplicate]

In a philosophy paper, I saw the following claim defended: They sometimes seem to think of the relevant projects as though they were books in a library that contains a large but finite number of ...
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What predicts the severity of rejection pain?

A number of studies show that social rejection causes actual pain. Is there a study that focuses on finding the personality dimensions that predict the amount of such pain? For example, is there a ...
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