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375.Lec6Fall2011Stud - 6 Types and Traits EXTRAVERTS RULE THE WORLD at least in the U.S which hasnt elected an introverted president for three

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1 6. Types and Traits “EXTRAVERTS RULE THE WORLD, at least in the U.S., which hasn’t elected an introverted president for three decades, since Jimmy Carter.” Louisville Courier-Journal (2005) Personality Types Categorical: clear boundaries and you’re either “in” or “out” Non-situational: you’re in or out in all situations Mutually exclusive: if you’re one type, you can’t be another Personality Traits Dimensional and scalable Non-situational and specific “Independent”
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2 Personality Types Categorical: clear boundaries and you’re either “in” or “out” Non-situational: you’re in or out in all situations Mutually exclusive: if you’re one type, you can’t be another Personality Traits Dimensional and scalable Non-situational and specific “Independent” How do we identify the most important types and traits? • The Theoretical Approach… “clinical” • The Lexical Approach… “normal” • The Statistical Approach… “analysis of the lexical” Theoretical Approach • Based on “clinical cases” • Hundreds of hours of therapy • Embedded in broad cultural understanding
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3 C. G. Jung (for example) • Personality can be categorized on basis of introversion and extraversion Conscious expression of personality is dominated by one type • The opposite of the conscious type exists in the unconscious • Recall the conscious versus
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This note was uploaded on 10/04/2011 for the course PSYC 375 taught by Professor Lewine during the Spring '11 term at University of Louisville.

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375.Lec6Fall2011Stud - 6 Types and Traits EXTRAVERTS RULE THE WORLD at least in the U.S which hasnt elected an introverted president for three

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