This lesson will introduce trait theory and its early history.
Traits shared by most members of a specific culture.
Specific person’s unique personality traits.
Core qualities of a personality; major characteristics you would use to describe an individual.
Preferences or dependent on the environment.
Traits that are so basic that all of a person’s activities can be traced back to the trait.
A personality psychologist that attempts to identify and measure particular aspects or pieces of a person’s personality (or traits).
The basic and stable and consistent qualities people show over time and in different situations; the building blocks of a person’s self, or sense of who they are.
Gordon Allport identified 18,000 words representing traits in the dictionary and organized these into levels of traits.