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Personality may refer to:

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Psychology

  • Personality disorders, a class of mental disorders that is characterized by long-lasting rigid patterns of thought and actions.
  • In psychiatry and clinical psychology, personality pathology is characterized by adaptive inflexibility, vicious cycles of maladaptive behavior, and emotional instability under stress
  • Personality quiz, a series of questions (usually multiple-choice) intended to reveal something about the person who answers them
  • Personality type refers to the psychological classification of different types of people

Personality psychology is a branch of psychology which studies personality and individual differences. ... Psychological science redirects here. ... An individuals personality is an aggregate conglomeration of decisions weve made throughout our lives (Bradshaw). ... Personality disorder, formerly referred to as a Characterological disorder is a class of mental disorders characterized by rigid and on-going patterns of thought and action. ... In personality psychology, personality refers to enduring patterns of cognition, emotion, and behavior that are activated in particular circumstances and often affect social adaptation. ... A personality quiz is a series of questions (usually multiple-choice) that intends to reveal something about the person who answers them. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Psychological testing or psychological assessment is a field characterized by the use of samples of behavior in order to infer generalizations about a given individual. ... Personality type refers to the psychological classification of different types of people. ... Personality alteration is a theory often associated with cults. ... 16 PF is the standard abbreviation for the 16 Personality Factors multivariately-derived by psychologist Raymond Cattell. ... Raymond Bernard Cattell (20 March 1905 - 2 February 1998) was a British and American psychologist who theorized the existence of fluid and crystallized intelligences to explain human cognitive ability. ... In psychology, the Big Five personality traits are five broad factors or dimensions of personality discovered through empirical research (Goldberg, 1993). ...

Sociology

  • Cult of personality, political institution in which a leader uses mass media to create a larger-than-life public image
  • Personality-Job Fit Theory, that examining one's personality will help in finding a job match
  • Personality rights, consisting of the rights to publicity and to privacy

A cult of personality or personality cult arises when a countrys leader uses mass media to create a larger-than-life public image through unquestioning flattery and praise. ... The Personality-Job Fit Theory assumes that examining a persons personality will give insight into their adaptability in an organization. ... The right of publicity evolved out of the right of privacy in the U.S., and is still often referred to as a subset of privacy rights. ...

Literature

Personality and Individual Differences (PAID) is a scientific journal published bi-monthly by Elsevier and founded in 1980. ... Elseviers logo. ...

Show business

  • Broadcast "personality", a performer, for example a presenter

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Personality psychology - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1702 words)
Personality psychology is a branch of psychology which studies personality and individual different processes - that which makes us into a person.
One criticism of trait models of personality as a whole is that they lead professionals in clinical psychology and laypeople alike to accept classifications, or worse offer advice, based on superficial analysis of one's profile.
Personality psychology is often closely associated with social psychology.
Personality disorder - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1380 words)
Personality disorders are seen by the American Psychiatric Association as an enduring pattern of inner experience and behavior that deviates markedly from the expectations of the culture of the individual who exhibits it.
Personality disorders are represented on Axis II of the diagnostic manual of the American Psychiatric Association, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM, or DSM-IV as it is currently in its fourth edition).
Persons under 18 years old who fit the criteria of a personality disorder are usually not diagnosed with such a disorder, although they may be diagnosed with a related disorder.
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