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Unformatted text preview: Systematic Assessment 10/19/05 1. Systematic Assessment a. Measurement of present trait prediction of future behavior b. Bell Personality Style Test i. What does it measure 1. Seven personality styles ii. What does it predict? 1. Successful adjustment in friendship, marriage, sexuality, parenting, carreers iii. What are the assumptions? 1. We develop consistent styles of being by ~18 2. A dispositional (not situational) theory iv. How were styles identified? 1. Factor analysis of interviews v. Styles 1. Attacker – argumentative, feels better if tears other people down, need to be different, sarcastic, lonely, never apologizes – Hitler, Nixon, Clinton, Bin Ladin, The Bride in Kill Bill 2. Commander – self-disciplined, highly organized, see the world in polarities, compulsive, dislikes change, dislikes emotions – Patton, DeGaul, Kissinger 3. Avoider – avoids failure, feels they have nothing to achieve, worries, devotes lives to hiding 4. Pleaser – need to be in groups, needs to be nice, craves being loved by others, constantly give for the...
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