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Pages 273-280 Catell’s definition of personality: Raymond Cattell, by means of a statistical technique called factor analysis, organized the huge number of words used generally to describe personality (over 17,000) and reduced them to 16 basic factors. emotional, easily upset vs. calm, stable intelligent vs. unintelligent suspicious vs. trusting reserved, unfriendly vs. outgoing, friendly assertive, dominant vs. not assertive, humble sober, serious vs. happy-go-lucky conscientious vs. expedient shy, timid vs. venturesome tender-minded vs. tough-minded practical vs. imaginative shrewd vs. forthright self-assured, placid vs. apprehensive conservative vs. experimenting group oriented vs. self-sufficient undisciplined vs. self-disciplined relaxed vs. tense, driven Through factor analysis, Cattell identified what he referred to as surface and source traits. Surface traits represent clusters of correlated variables and source traits represent
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