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Personality Profile 7 Personality Profile Discovering the Similarities and Illuminating the Differences between a husband and a wife Vincent VanderGeld University of Phoenix February 25, 2010 Abstract The scope of this paper is a high level exposition on the author's and respondent's personalities using a compare and contrast format. Particular emphasis is placed on the development of specific personality traits and attitudes. Factors studied include early relationships, experiences, and the influence of gender and ethnicity. Additional topics include an examination of learning style, intrinsic versus extrinsic motivation, and study habits. Myers-Briggs information is not included as the respondent had not taken the test.
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Personality Profile 7 My interviewee was Tonya Vandergeld, my wife of six years. She is currently working full time with a focus on advancement through experience, while I hope to jump start my career with a degree. We have a very close relationship, so she was comfortable and candid during the interview. I was aware that despite how well we get along we do have distinct personalities. The interview revealed this in even more detail, particularly on the subject of learning styles, although it showed our attitudes are quite similar as the results of the interview will demonstrate. The initial topic I decided upon was early experiences contributing to personality, so that our conversation would progress in a roughly chronological order. The first defining event that occurred to Tonya was the divorce of her parents when she was nine. The divorce was extremely traumatic as it was predicated by Tonya’s father carrying on a long term affair with her mother's best friend. Another influential experience included watching her stay at home mother operate a daycare and study all night for a real estate exam so she could become self sufficient. She also recalled having a crush on her first grade teacher who kindly took her out to lunches and attended her birthday party. The result of these and other early experiences led Tonya to develop a guarded, untrusting personality, particularly in family interactions, while at the same time leaving her open to finding affection outside her family with non-parental authority figures.
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Personality Profile 7 When asked to describe her personality in general, adjectives included musical, linguistic, detail oriented, social, insecure, nurturing, and 'take charge'. She associated some of these with these specific experiences, but believes that her musical and linguistic talents were inborn traits magnified by early exposure to books and a familial love of
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This note was uploaded on 03/29/2010 for the course HIS125 9021314933 taught by Professor Doreenpauley during the Fall '09 term at University of Phoenix.

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