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Introduction to Personality Theory

Introduction to Personality Theory

Author: Barbara Ludins

This lesson will define personality, character, and temperament.

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Terms to Know
  • Behavior Genetics

    Study the link between personality traits and heredity (genetic instructions).

  • Character

    Desirable or undesirable aspects of a person; characteristics that a person values or doesn’t value.

  • Personality

    Unique pattern of consistent feelings, thoughts, and behaviors that originate within the individual across time and situations.

  • Temperament

    Innate and inherited aspects of personality, like emotionality, irritability, or sensitivity.