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  • Fist's Five Factor Model

    For this meta-analysis he used empirical findings to classify a trait items into one of the Five Factor Model (FFM dimensions), extraversion, agreeableness, consciousness, neuroticism, and openness. He used the strongest effect sizes of traits, published in empirical studies, that used different personality inventories such as California Psychological Inventory (CPI) and the sixteen Personality Factor Questionnaire (16PF), Eysenck psychoticism scale (EPQ), FFM. Furthermore each of those items were divided into positive and negative dimensions, in a total of ten categories. An item could either be in the category for C+ or C- for consciousness. C+ represented items such as careful, cautious, self-controlled, conscientious, orderly, responsible and while C- contains items such as direct expression of needs, psychopathic deviant. Although this method was useful heuristic for standardization the scales of various inventories, it had limitations. For example a traits such as warmth from the 16PF and psychoticism from Eysenck psychoticism scale EPQ which could be applied to more than one of the personality dimensions from FFM were eliminated. Effect sizes were measured using Cohen’s d, in which effects size of .20 is considered small, .50 medium, and .80…

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  • The Pros Of Conscientiousness

    The results of a Pearson correlation test shows that Conscientiousness (M=5.01, SD=1.07) has a significant positive relationship with body satisfaction (r =.142, p < .01). This means that the higher the level of Conscientiousness, the higher the level of body satisfaction. The results also show that Neuroticism (M= 3.45, SD= 1.07) has a significant negative relationship with body satisfaction (r= -.356, p < .01). This means that the higher the level of Neuroticism, the lower the level of…

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  • Defining Personality Trait

    When I was no more than six years old I got into a terrible accident; I ran straight into a metal tray leaving a nasty scar on my face, a nasty, permanent, scar. What did I do after receiving this bleeding gash on my face? I kept on running. I guess one would say that determination has always been my more defining personality trait. From as far back as I can remember I have always been the kind of person to stop at nothing in regards to proving people wrong. From the time my aunt told me I would…

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  • Who Is My Most Influential Person?

    Title Each individual has a personality. The personality traits one develops are often contributed by an influential person in their lives like, their favorite teachers, famous figures and commonly their own family members. The most influential person in my life would be my mother. Life is a rubber band, it stretches on and on, but eventually it snaps. As a result, during hardships in my life, I can always count on my mother to be reliable and sensible in order to soothe the situation. I…

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  • Destructive Leadership

    Same Traits Different Outcomes in Leadership Leadership is a long researched, studied theme in Organisational Psychology. However, looking at the recent incidents that took various organisations to a huge failure, it is seen that leadership does not only have a bright side. These failures mostly show that destructive leadership is an important reason for them to happen (Thoroughgood, Padilla, Hunter & Tate, 2012). As Goldman (2009) indicates, organisations have started to assess potential…

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  • Should Parents Want Their Children To Play Sports Essay

    Parents want what’s best for their child; however, sometimes, what’s best for their child is not always what the parents want. A strong example is shown in youth sports and how parents often want their son /daughter to be some kind of superstar like LeBron James or Lindsey Vonn. It’s clear that parents are becoming more and more involved in their children’s athletic events. Parents are even forcing their children into playing sports they might not have pictured themselves involved in otherwise.…

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  • Descriptive Essay About Myself

    When people ask me to describe myself, I always draw a blank, I never know what to say, I’m caught off guard because I don’t really love talking about myself too often because I am someone who likes to listen rather than to talk. I always have to think about what I should say to make a good impression on whomever is asking me the question. There is a lot about me that you can see by just looking at me; I have short brunette hair, I’m short, hazel eyes, I’m quiet, and more. However, there are…

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  • Hans Eysenck's Theories Of Personality

    Eysenck concluded that extraverts would partake in intercourse earlier in life than introverts; likewise that introverts are less likely to be sexual promiscuous. Those with high scores on the scale of neuroticism, were more likely to see sexual interactions as a conflict, due to the amounts of social interaction; although men with high neuroticism scores masturbate often, while women have less orgasms overall and more complaints with menstruation. However those with high scores of…

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  • Psychological Positivism Essay

    Human beings are not totally determined by their biology; neither are they unaffected by their social circumstances.” (White, Haines & Asquith, 2012; 55). Eysenck identified there to be three personality components and believed that the “various combinations of the different personality dimensions within an individual affects their ability to learn not to offend and consequently the level of offending.” (Hopkins, 2009; 98) These three personality dimensions include extroversion (characteristics…

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  • Hans Eysenck's 3 Factor Theory

    2 factors later 3 (Eysenck and Eysenck 1976): extraversion, neuroticism and psychoticism were sufficient in describing the range of human personality (Boeree 2006). Both factors were meant to be interpreted along a sliding scale between low to high. The first factor was meant to assess the tendency of a person to be talkative, outgoing and energetic, those who had low extraversion were said to have the characteristics of being asociable, passive, introspective etc. (classified as introverts)…

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