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For questions about the individual patterns of behavior, emotion, or attitude that humans display.

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DISC correlation with Big Five personality

Apparently DISC (dominance, inducement, submission, and compliance) is a kind of personality test. When/where is it used and how does it correlate with Big Five?
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DISC vs MBTI personality types research

I Wanted to know whether there has been any research on mbti and disc personalty mapping and the correlations between them.If so can anyone link to some research papers
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Why this thought makes me suddenly cried? [closed]

First, I want to apologize if it's not appropriate to ask personal question in this platform. The reason is because I trusted this site more than any QnA platform. I'll explain what situation that ...
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Why are some of us attracted to certain women while others are not

Earlier, I was having a discussion with my co-worker. We were talking about the hottest women in Hollywood and we had some different opinions. My co-worker thought that Angelina Jolie was one of the ...
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Is there a term for the desire to maintain a level of anxiety?

As a war veteran who has/had PTSD, I've noticed in myself a desire to maintain a level of anxiety and stress closer to what I was used to. You've probably also heard/seen this type of behavior from ...
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Waiting for a “worthy opponent” - psychological term? [migrated]

I'm wondering if there's some sort of term for a person who feels unfulfilled (or has different negative feelings about themselves) because they still haven't met anyone who'd be on their level of ...
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Is it possible to over burden yourself?

If someone thinks a lot about their future like what are they going to do 1 year down the line or how will the live the rest of their lives and some of these ideas can be really extreme like taking a ...
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Connection between sociosexual orientation and parental instincts?

According to wikipedia: Sociosexual orientation, or sociosexuality, is the individual difference in the willingness to engage in sexual activity outside of a committed relationship. Individuals ...
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Is there a name for the phenomenon of perceived repeated interruption?

Is there a documented name for the phenomenon of repeated social interruptions. It's something I've discussed with others who seem to share the observation that often, when one is alone in a public ...
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NEO-FFI vs. NEO-FFI-3: What's the difference?

I just ran out of a large shipment of NEO-FFI booklets, so I went to order more from PARinc. This shipment has lasted since 2014. It seems that the original version of the NEO-FFI that I was using (...
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Correlationships between food choice and personality [closed]

There are known attempts to correlate the personality of an individual with their choice of a color or a shape - something which I have asked about here and am using in an app that I am delveoping. I ...
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Role of extreme experiences in psychological development

I would kindly like to ask for literature on the role of: Overcoming extreme experiences (suffering - psychological, physical, etc. -, fear, etc.), in personal development Sports psychology in ...
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Why do people reread their own text messages?

The following scene from an episode of Family Guy made me think: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Znv5CYlxsI&t=1m17s That made me realize I occasionally reread my own stuff, too. (But I don't ...
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Research on teaching / learning methods for personality types

I was reading research on learning approaches and the big five personality traits, and was wondering if anyone can recommend existing research on the most effective learning methods for each ...
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Correlation of g and Honestly, Rationality, etc?

Are there any meta-analyses reporting the correlations of g (IQ, general mental ability) with: Honesty-Humility (e.g. in HEXACO model). I know Conscientiousness (of Big Five) generally has zero ...
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Is the Process Communication Model a reasonable theory?

When doing researches about different theories that describe human personality types, i was surprised by the lack of information about Taibi Kahler's PCM theory. I found many discussions about pros ...
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Establishing personality from shape AND color preferences

There are many resources on the web that discuss correlations between the personality of an individual and their preferred shapes or colors. To give just one example of each http://listening2leaders....
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What are the benefits of using all 30 personality facets in multiple regressions compared to just including hypothesised facets?

What are the advantages/disadvantages of using all 30 facets (NEO PI-R; Costa & McCrae, 1992) in a multiple regression versus only using the facets that you have a hypothesis for? I see that the ...
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What is the shadow?

Does the shadow in shadow work theorised by Carl Jung refer to things we absolutely do not know about ourselves or just the parts of our personality we keep hidden? If it is hidden in our ...
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What is the rule that describes sufficiently large groups will have bad actors?

I once heard of a rule/law/number that described any group sufficiently large enough will have "bad" people in it. It is most often used to describe how online communities will have to deal with ...
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What would be the Term for this Character Trait?

This might be the wrong place or way to ask this question but I'll give it a shot. It could be more related to literature but it does deal with a form of character or personality. In Nathaniel ...
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What are the correlation between the Big 5 (OCEAN) dimensions of personality?

I'm looking for quantitative research on the correlation between the five dimensions in OCEAN psychometric models. Would appreciate any references.
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Culture and/or personality influences on asking feeler questions

Are there studies looking at what influences the propensity for asking feeler questions, e.g. how much does personality (trait of some kind) influence this and how much does culture affect it? It ...
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How can we determine if a traumatic event in our youngest days can influence our present behaviour?

Suppose that a little kid found him/herself in a traumatic situation at an age of which he or she has no conscious memories (let's say between 1 and 3 years old). For example, the kid was put in a ...
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Is there a case of multiple personalities that is not a disorder?

Is there a case of multiple personalities that is not a disorder? For some reason everything I found about "multiple personality" comes in a "disorder" form. Or is it a given that one mind can only ...
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Study on likability, weakness, and competence?

I heard a podcast about a study (I think it was Radiolab or similar) that found that people are viewed as more likable after they reveal a weakness or a shortcoming, but the effect only occurs if they ...
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Bipolar narcissism?

I was intrigued by the observation that high levels of narcissism tend to be associated with an increase in "flip-flopping" between grandiosity and self-doubt/vulnerability, e.g as stated in Jauk et ...
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What type of friends do narcissists have?

For some time now, I have been looking up information on narcissism; however, I have never found information on the type of friends narcissists have. Research tends to show results about ...
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What if we would fill room with face drawings? Would that change us? [closed]

I mean like if there would be a room in which we are spending most of the day working, sleeping etc. This room would be filled with eyes/faces drawing and painting on walls. Treat it like room from ...
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Is staying with an abusive partner actually indicative of Stockholm syndrome? [duplicate]

For the longest time, I've wondered why it is that people who are physically or mentally abused by their partners stay in these relationships. Further, it seems, admittedly from personal experience, ...
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Condensed NEO-PI test

I'm looking for a condensed form of the NEO-PI test. Current short forms come in at 40-50 questions, I'm wondering if it's possible to achieve a very basic degree of accuracy with 20 items.
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Does wealth cause (or correlates with) narcissism?

In the mental health field, narcissism is viewed as personality trait/disorder, which suggests little changes during the life of the subject. Nevertheless, one mass media article (based on a book) is ...
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Proportion of covert narcissists (and their structure)

Another fairly frequent sub-topic in the popsci press (besides correlation with sadism) in relation to narcissism is covert narcissism. To some extent that article confuses the covert aspect/...
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Does sadism correlate with narcissism?

I mean in the general population. I'm aware of proposals/constructs like malignant narcissism but the empirical evidence (in the Wikipedia page at least) is mostly case-based (serial killers and so ...
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Genetic basis of prescriptivism

Perhaps I'm searching using the wrong term, but by prescriptivism I mean: holding strong beliefs and having a strong desire to impose them on others I know that in the US nowadays these two might ...
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Advancement to Likert Scale

Likert Scale has been widely in use for more than 80 years (it was published in 1932). However, the limitations of it are well-known: The space between each choice is possibly not equidistant. ...
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Does Machiavellianism concept attempt to combine different personalty types?

Wikipedia states that: Machiavellianism has been found to be negatively correlated with Agreeableness and Conscientiousness Next, agreeableness article has following words: The lower-level ...
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What, if any, objective tests were designed for the assessment of altruism?

In an article by Santacreu et al. (2006) there is a mention of altruism assessment within the framework of the Character Education Inquiry (CEI): If we return to the first half of the last century, ...
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A formal term for overcoming something, or getting over something

I am trying to find a correct psychological term for a specific type of behavior. When a person is trying to distance themselves from past suffering by projecting an idea of "I'm over it" to others. ...
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Canonical Literature for “Big 5” Personality Theory

I'm searching for a good reference on "Big 5" personality theory that explains the topic in detail beyond the level of a website. I am hoping to get a pointer to some of the "canonical" literature--i....
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Gamifying surveys by measuring the ability to discern popular taste

I am working on a crowdsourcing platform where participants are given a set of choices between two items (for instance, books or movies). Out of each pair, they are to select an item which they think ...
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Which is heritable: personality or temperament? [closed]

Mr. Smith is a shy and reserved person who often feels tense and nervous. In therapy, he recalled that he had an unhappy childhood, feeling that he did not receive enough attention from his mother ...
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How to understand what a low score or high score is for a particular measure?

I am trying to use a survey tool to recommend a particular decision. In my case, I am using the Ten-Item Personality Inventory (TIPI; link here: https://gosling.psy.utexas.edu/wp-content/uploads/2014/...
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Are There National Personality Archetypes? [duplicate]

I feel like in the U.S where I was born and raised there are definable personality archetypes which fall into obvious stereotypes such as a dry as dust country type accent and life-style, snob, ultra ...
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Any research on brain's processes involved in evil actions? [closed]

I'm reading Zimbardo's The lucifer effect: understanding how good people turn to evil in which he describes the famous Stanford prison experiment that investigated the psychological effects of ...
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How to deal with childhood trauma effectively? [closed]

What can we do as adults to rectify childhood damages? For instance, When as an adult one feels lonely, anxious,etc ... at many occasions, I believe there is a good chance that those feelings are ...
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What are the personality and behavioural correlates of divorce?

I've read quite a few statistics about divorce (sources here and here), and biggest factors seems to be: Culture - from 71% in Belgium to 2-3% in some traditional societies Income of the couple Ratio ...
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Miscarriage throwing potential shadow on life of next child

I came across this description in a biographical sketch of Emmanuel Macron, the currently leading candidate in the coming French presidential election (translation from German courtesy of Google ...
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Why do some people refuse to wear their seat belt while being aware of the risks?

I have multiple friends that simply refuse to wear their seat belt whenever they ride in a car. I make them wear it when in my car, but in any other situation they choose to go without it. They are ...
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Can drawing a duck define a person's hemispheric dominance?

When I was on 7th grade, our math teacher asked every one of us to draw a duck. In the class of 34 students, a large portion of the students drew a left-facing duck. The teacher said that it’s a ...