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Running head: Analysis of One’s Personality1 Analysis of One’s Personality Kevy Chea 08 March 2016 Weibke Bleidorn University of California, Davis
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MATURATION LAG IN YOUTH WITH ADHD Personality is an incredibly diverse and difficult topic because the fluidity of the topic is ever changing. One wonders how personalities develop, and what drives one’s personality. There have been copious amounts of studies that have been conducted and many possible approaches for personality were established in the process over the years, however, I have found that a few of them to best explain the personality of my participant. The Trait approach addresses different degrees, or dispositions within an individual’s personality. The Big Five would focus on the “central traits” according to the Trait theory, which are the traits that make up the core beliefs and true personality of a person. This would shape a person’s behavior, the cardinal traits, based off of how the individual’s dispositions would interact with the person’s daily life, ultimately creating one’s personality. The combination of these traits forms a personality that is entirely unique to each person and these traits are often tested with personality tests such as the Big Five Personality Test. Upon taking the Big Five Personality test, I establish that the participant, Kevy, a queer-identified, 22-year-old, Cambodian, Asian-American who would like to be addressed by the pronouns, “they”, “them” and “theirs”, scored high on Openness, with 77.5%, low on conscientiousness with 42.5%, low on extraversion with 22.5%, high on agreeableness with 80%, and moderate in neuroticism with 45%. The question is: What makes them high on openness and agreeableness, but lower on the rest of the aspects of personality? I look into their cultural background and their attachment styles in regards to a few different approaches on personality to answer the question. 2
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MATURATION LAG IN YOUTH WITH ADHD Attachment style plays an early role on how the individual may develop their personality. How one is raised will influence how the individual will perceive and experience future relationships, molding one’s personality. The participant stated that according to their parents, the participant’s attachment style was a secure attachment. The
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