Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Types vs. Traits

https://www.16personalities.com/articles/our-theory Regardless of its structure, any type-based theory will struggle to describe or characterize people whose scores lie near the dividing line. A different way to look at personalities is through the lens of a trait-based rather than a type-based model. What do we mean by that? Instead of creating an

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How to cheat on personality tests

https://theconversation.com/how-to-cheat-on-personality-tests-and-other-pseudosciences-30248 Because trait psychology is philosophically primitive, personality testers ignore or cannot recognise the problem of circularity of argument which haunts their enterprise. For example, they assume that personality traits are enduring, pervasive and affect all aspects of behaviour. Since they cannot be observed, personality traits are theoretical constructs which are measured

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