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Unformatted text preview: Chapter 11 Personality Defining Personality- an attempt to describe who you are....how you go about your daily life Enduring characteristic of a person that explains his or her behavior Traits- Consistent States- Temporary Trait Approach- consistent personality characteristics can be measured & studied Personality Trait: Locus of Control Internal- control your own destiny I have some control I can change things External- others control destiny I am passive Things change me Big Five Model of Personality (O.C.E.A.N.) Allport & Odbert found 18,000 words describing personality Cattell got it down to 35 Major Clusters------> Big Five! (O)penness to Experience Enjoy new experiences...Enjoy meeting new people...Modern Art/Films/Music...Unconventional attitude (C)onscientiousness Self-disciplined....Achievement....Competence....Responsible (E)xtraversion Outgoing...Sociable...Warm...Friendly...Assertive...Risk-takers (A)greeableness 1 Empathetic...Trusting...Cooperative...Concern for othersEmpathetic....
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