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Questions tagged [personality]

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

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Whats the benefit of creating a personality

I consider the personality encapsulated in the brain. Our brain also has the possibility to create other different personalities. With this assumption I assume that our brain would also be able to ...
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Is there a Big Five personality assessment under an open-commercial license?

I am currently working on a project with a few students. It's an app that can test the big 5 personality test. The problem is, I am having trouble finding one that is under an open license and that we ...
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Is passive-aggressive behavior conscious or unconscious?

It is my experience that people who show passive aggressive behavior do not realize it or at least do not admit it. Which leads me to the question whether passive-aggressive behavior can be ...
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Are all personalities divisive?

Most people like the smell of oranges. You might say that the distribution of reactions to the smell of oranges leans to the right. Most people dislike the smell of sewage. You might say that the ...
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What kind of psychologists study 'genius'?

Which sub-field of psychology deals with differences in human intelligence? As in, what makes someone an intellectual genius? Or, maybe a bit more humbly, why are some people more intelligent than ...
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Can drugs support emotional developement in personality disorders?

Some personality disorders are associated with a degree of emotional blindness or coldness with narcissistic PD being such an example. I wonder whether there are drugs that - in addition to ...
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How to measure raw score and convert into base rate in MCMI-III personality test?

I have been studying MCMI-iii test. Total 175 personality questions are present there. These questions have 2 options i.e. true or false. Based on that, person's personality get decided. Can anyone ...
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Is there actually a correlation between emotional trauma and homosexuality

One of the key talking points I hear to disparage homosexuality is that it stems from "a lack of a strong male figure" or some variation of that, putting aside the obvious irrelevancy of argument. I ...
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Do vulnerable/covert/shy narcissists seek therapy for NPD?

It is known that common (a.k.a. overt, flamboyant) narcissists rarely seek therapy on their own. However, there is an atypycal type of narcissism called “shy”, “covert” or “vulnerable“. They behave ...
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How to test people's compatibility for friendship

I'd like to have a test that would predict whether two people will get along (enjoy conversation and possibly become friends) if they try? The idea is simple: many people pass the test and then, by ...
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Free-to-use parenting style questionnaire

I'm working on a master's thesis in UX design that I might want to turn into a commercial project later on. The subject matter is use of Nonviolent Communication (NVC) in parenting. For the research ...
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Nature vs. nurture in irritability?

For example, personally I'm quite irritable. It's not hard to irritate me and I swear either through an inner voice or whisper very often, but not out-loud. That does not happen very often. This is ...
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Which personality test has a name that sounds like “Max C?”

I was listening to a podcast about personality tests and I heard someone mention a test that phonetically sounded like it was called "Max C." Looking this up yields no answers. I've also tried a few ...
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Does similar writing style tell us the writers are similar with respect to some measure/perspective?

Does similar writing style in small texts such as on Twitter or long texts such as articles/novels tell us anything about similarity between "thinking process" OR "personality" OR "writing ...
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How to measure personality using an internet questionnaire? [closed]

I am a computer science student. I am trying to do my project in personality judgement with multiple questions. My idea is to make a software that asks multiple questions from a user and then as a ...
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System 1 vs system 2 decision making and personality traits

Someone asked here a question which is probably too focused on a specific personality theory. What I want to ask is: has the inclination to favor one or the other of the dual cognitive processes (...
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What if MBTI differs a lot for short-term and long-term lifestyle?

Regarding the famous MBTI test, I am confused about how stable are the four indicators? As of my experience, most people are certain whether they are introverted or extroverted. For the other three ...
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Help to find the International Trauma Questionnaire (ITQ)

I'm looking for the International Trauma Questionnaire (ITQ) as per ICD-11 proposals, but I can not find it. It was previously called the ICD-11 Trauma Questionnaire (ICD-TQ). Can someone help me?
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Is the negative correlation between (higher) moral judgement and authoritarianism and/or ethnocentrism confirmed?

I found an interesting 1989 study by van Ijzendoorn [negatively] correlating the level of moral judgment, measured using Kohlberg dilemmas, with some measure of authoritarianism and another of ...
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Why don't the Big 5 personality traits have more neutral names?

Lots of different areas of study appropriate common-language terms as jargon words with a specific meaning in the context of that particular field, but the names of the Big 5 personality traits have ...
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What are the personality correlates of moral outrage?

It seems surprisingly hard to pin down what moral outrage actually involves. It's easier to say what it isn't: However, moral outrage—anger at the violation of a moral standard—should be ...
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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 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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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 Honesty, 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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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 ...