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Unformatted text preview: ◦ subjective experience of anxiety and general distress ◦ facets ▪ anxiety ▪ hostility ▪ depression ▪ self-consciousness ▪ impulsiveness ▪ vulnerability to stress ◦ related to distress in many types of circumstances ◦ more difficult interactions among romantic partners ◦ less satisfaction with marriage (and most other things) ◦ more likely to distance themselves from partners after a negative interaction ◦ emotional reaction to stressful events is stronger neurotics ◦ • Shown to exist in many different cultures ◦ suggest that they are universal? ▪ yes ◦ Orthogonal dimensions ▪ unrelated- can be high on one. low on another, etc • Each trait is large factor made up of a number of many smaller factors or facets • Each facet is related to each other but nonetheless contributes uniquely to owns identity...
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- Fall '10
- Personality Psychology, Big Five personality traits, Trait theory, factor analytical approach