PSY 1 - Notes 11 - Personality

PSY 1 - Notes 11 - Personality - Psych 1 - Personality...

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Psych 1 - Personality 10/04/2007 03:54:00 Personality An individual’s enduring response patterns over a variety of situations. Types of Personality Theories Type theories - certain number of types of people - sets of traits Trait theories - no big types of people - described with adjectives Early Type Theories: Hippocrates’ Temperamental Types - 4 basic types of people Sanguine - excess of blood - cheery person Melancholic - excess of black bile - body produces melanin - dark temperament - modern day depression Choleric - excess of yellow bile - angry tempramental person - Phlegmatic - excess of flem - unruffledable - everthing rolls of your back Modern Type Theory: Type A Behavior Pattern Chronic sense of time urgency Competitive achieving
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Sense of personal mission Many self-imposed deadlines High pace in mental and physical activities Aggression and hostility Aspects of Type A Behavior Pattern
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