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Personality is defined as the distinct pattern of thoughts, behaviors, and feelings that distinguisha person from the other. Personality tends to remain consistent throughout life, but some aspectsof one’s behavior change due to influence from external factors. For this reason, numeroustheories on personality psychology have been formulated such as Eysenck’s biological theory,skinner’s behavioral theory and David Buss’ evolutionary theory of personality to try and explainthe reason as to why people behave the way they do.Hans Eysenck is one of the most renowned biological theorists who managed to link thepersonality of a person to biological processes. Eysenck reasoned that the personality of a personis majorly influenced by the stress hormone, cortisol. The theory suggests that introverts havehigh levels of cortical arousal and therefore avoid stimulation, whereas the extroverts have lowlevels of this hormone and hence crave stimulation (Feist & Robert, 2018, 406).Burrhus F. Skinner, a renowned behavioral theorist, argued that the interactions between an
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