Using Allport’s trait theory approach, describe Mary’s personality by answering the following questions. Answer thoroughly and completely, using full sentences and citing to sources to support any contentions and analyses.
Allport suggested seven criteria that demonstrate that a person is psychologically healthy (mature). What are they? Find examples of them in the case
What are the differences between cardinal, central, and secondary traits? What are some of Mary’s central traits?
What is functional autonomy? Find at least one example of preservative functional autonomy in the case.
What is proprium according to Allport? What is Mary’s proprium?
What is propriate striving? Find at least one example of it in the case.
Theory Comparison Questions:
Answer thoroughly and completely, using full sentences and citing sources to support any contentions and analyses.
Compare Allport’s criteria for mental health to each of the following theorists and theories:
How does Allport’s propriate striving compare to Jung’s concept of self-realization? To Maslow’s concept of actualization? To Rogers’s concept of actualization?
Compare Allport’s concept of the proprium to Rogers’s concept of the self.