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What correlation research has been done on MBTI vs Big5?

The MBTI can be considered to be subsumed by the Big5/Five-Factor Model. McCrae and Costa examined this back in the late 1980’s. First of all, they showed that the types do not interact in a ...
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Why are trans-women more common than trans-men?

Short answer: It might be genetic. Human sexual behaviour, especially where stigma and taboos are involved, is notoriously difficult to study, so the real answer is that we just don't know. However, ...
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What are the real motives of people helping to each other?

TLDR While I have provided a full answer explaining Karpman's Drama Triangle, you can skip that and go to the last heading (Your question). Basis of my answer If you are approaching this question as a ...
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Why are trans-women more common than trans-men?

Exactly like you, I would like to begin by saying that I have no animosity nor prejudice against anyone. What I am saying below is not meant to be offensive to anyone, it is just an honest account of ...
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What is the relationship between rejection sensitive dysphoria and ADHD?

You might want to look at Bondü, R. & Esser, G. Eur Child Adolesc Psychiatry (2015) 24: 185. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00787-014-0560-9 The authors found fairly compelling evidence of a latent ...
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Why do people have different personalities when speaking different languages?

That is a really interesting question. There are some studies that found that the emotional response is strong in one's native language compared to languages that are acquired later. For instance, a ...
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What are the correlations between HEXACO and NEO-PI factors?

Based on n = 290, I found this correlation matrix in Gaughan et al (2012) (I think the adjusted R-squareds are for regression models predicting domain scores from the domains of the other measure; e.g....
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Why was MPD changed to DID?

DID is one of the most controversial psychiatric disorders, with no clear consensus on diagnostic criteria or treatment. To answer your question on why MPD was renamed DID, for completeness, there is ...
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Why do some people refuse to wear their seat belt while being aware of the risks?

I think this is a rather difficult question to answer. Psychology Today sums up some interesting reasons why people totally aware of the risks involved in not wearing a seat belt (or in smoking ...
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What disorder might be considered opposite of the Histrionic Personality Disorder?

Diagnosis of personality disorders in general is moving away from a categorical system (patient does or does not have the disorder), to a dimensional system (patient scores extreme on personality ...
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How can I recognize if a person is good subject for hypnosis?

Despite quite of lot of research looking for personality correlates of hypnotisability no very clear links have been found. There is evidence of weak associations between hypnotisability and ...
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What is Joan suffering from in this example?

I don't think you can rule out that she really is suffering from headaches and dizziness. Just because the doctors can't find a physiological cause doesn't mean that there isn't one.
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How does one distinguish BPD anger from ADHD anger?

Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is a complicated diagnosis to understand and treat. A painful mix of emotional trouble, unstable relationships and self-destructive behavior, including suicide ...
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How to recognize people with high need for cognition?

Assessing someone's personality without questionnaires can be done, an interesting "manual" is the book "Snoop" by Sam Gosling. Note, though, that Gosling limits himself to the Big 5, so he teaches ...
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Are mentally ill people more violent?

Part of the very basic components of abnormal psychology suggests that any behaviour that could be dangerous to oneself or another individual could qualify for a diagnosis for mental illness. But, ...
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Is the Myer Briggs Type indicator (MBTI) a reasonable scientific theory?

Absolutely not. And, unlike claimed in other answers, it's about as based on Carl Jung as me whistling out of tune would be "work based on Mozart." The MBTI was "developed" by a "psychic medium" who ...
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Can MBTI be measured objectively?

The main question here is "is there any scientific research into objective differences between people with MBTI types?" I suppose a second question is "does this research actually SHOW differences?". ...
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Why do people have different personalities when speaking different languages?

Both of my parents and I are multilingual. We come from Czech Republic and have learned multiple languages through our lives as we moved around. I have noticed, even within myself that I "feel" ...
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Which personality traits are proved to correlate with any facial features?

Reading people's faces to determine their character is called physiognomy. Some might downplay the idea that it is real but scientists are nowadays starting to accept that there may be a ...
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Advancement to Likert Scale

The visual analogue scale (VAS) has been used in some research. For a direct comparison in one study, see Vickers who compared VAS vs. 7-point Likert. It's interesting that Vicker found a similar ...
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What are the benefits of using all 30 personality facets in multiple regressions compared to just including hypothesised facets?

I wrote a paper that focuses on this question (Anglim & Grant, 2014; pre-print is https://osf.io/g8kbj/download). In short, if you're interested in estimating how well facets predict an outcome, ...
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DISC correlation with Big Five personality

According to Jones and Hartley (2013), it's a test seldom mentioned in textbooks, but "used extensively in industry", more precisely in business organizations. Thee same paper also provides cross-...
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Relationship between intelligence (IQ) and Big 5 Personality

We just published a meta-analysis on the correlations between personality and intelligence in Psychological Bulletin (Anglim et al, 2022, PDF): Anglim, J., Dunlop, P. D., Wee, S., Horwood, S., Wood, J....
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Recent Peer Review Studies on How Many Have Narcissistic Personality Disorder

While not a peer-reviewed study per se, but the DSM-5 says that the prevalence of Narcissistic Personality Disorder in the population is 6.2%, or approximately one out of sixteen members of the ...
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Does masturbation in men negatively affect cognitive processes?

Masturbation in men or women does not negatively affect cognitive processes As I pointed out in another question in Health.SE, masturbation was a diagnosable psychological condition until DSM II in ...
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What is the relationship between rejection sensitive dysphoria and ADHD?

Dodson distinguishes "RSD" from social anxiety in that the latter begins as an anticipatory fear and is generally lessened upon social interaction whereas the RSD flare-ups begin as in-the-moment ...
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What correlation research has been done on MBTI vs Big5?

To quote my answer to another question: The IPIP website provides measures of the Big 5. The following table from Furnham (1996) summarises some correlations across a few studies between the NEO ...
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Is there a reasonable scientific backing for Carl Jung's type theories?

This is a more speculative than I usually post here, but here it goes: Based on his works, I'd describe Jung more as a philosopher of mind than an actual psychologist in the modern meaning of the ...
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Personality Models: The Big Five, the Seven Deadly Sins, and?

Depending on your definition of 'personality model' there are plenty to choose from. I don't have any good overview of similarities and differences, which are tests more than models, or which are ...
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