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April 8 - April 8 2008 What is personality Distinctive and...

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April 8, 2008 What   is   persona li ty ? Distinctive and relatively enduring ways of: Thinking  Feeling Acting Characterizes the context of our life Ultimately personality derives from observation of other  individuals and society Behavioral components of one’s identity- internal behavior/ interpersonality that makes us who we are in terms of how  people perceive us What   are   persona li ty   traits? Enduring patterns of perceiving, relating to, and thinking  about the environment and oneself that are exhibited in a  wide range of social and personal contexts Only ohen personality traits are inflexible  and  maladaptive  can we start to think of them as  personality disorders as opposed to sub-traits o Causes social/functional impairment of some part  (home, work, academia) o Subject to stress o At what point does it cross the threshold of  diagnosis? What   are   persona li ty   disorde rs ? Odd, eccentric Dramatic, emotional, or erratic Anxious, fearful * to some degree, personality disorders are somewhat 
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  • Spring '07
  • Hoffman
  • Psychosexual development, persona li ty, li ty, Psychodynamic Humanistic Trait theory Biological Behavioral Cognitive Sociocultural, li ty traits

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