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Personality Do You Have a Personality? Everyone has a unique personality Personality (Burger, 2008; Mischel, 2004) : A person’s unique pattern of thinking, emotion, and behavior The consistency of who you are, have been, and will become Character: Personal characteristics that have been judged or evaluated; desirable or undesirable qualities Temperament: Hereditary aspects of personality, including sensitivity, moods, irritability, and distractibility Personality Traits Stable qualities that a person shows in most situations Behavioral Genetics: The study of behavioral traits Twin Studies: Heredity is responsible for about 25 to 30 percent of the variation in many personality traits Personality Types People who have several traits in common Carl Jung, Swiss psychiatrist who was a Freudian disciple, believed that we are one of two
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Unformatted text preview: personality types: – Introvert: • Shy, self-centered person whose attention is focused inward – Extrovert: • Bold, outgoing person whose attention is directed outward Understanding Personality • Self-Concept: – Your ideas, perceptions, and feelings about who you are • Self-Esteem: – How we evaluate ourselves – A positive evaluation of oneself – Based on accurate appraisal of strengths and weaknesses Freudian Personality Development: Oral Stage • Ages 0–1 • Most of infant’s pleasure comes from stimulation of the mouth • If a child is overfed or frustrated, oral traits will develop – Oral Dependent Personality: • Gullible, passive, and need lots of attention – Fixations create oral-aggressive adults who like to argue and exploit others...
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