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Unformatted text preview: ..people with cardinal traits are considered rare. b) central (humorous, kind) - these traits are central, prominent traits that everyone has (unlike cardinal traits). Our personalities are built upon the central traits. They are influential, but don't dominate like the cardinal traits. c) secondary (food preferences, etc.) - these are traits that are only exhibited in some situations. For example, someone may be kind most of the time, but become very selfish in other situations. 2) Cattell -- factor analysis; 16 traits (e.g., emotional stability, agreeableness) C. Dispositional Assessment of Personality 1) Personality Types -- Myers-Briggs Type Indicator 2) Personality Traits -- MMPI, CPI...
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