Introduction to Personality

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Introduction to Personality Things to know Defining Personality: origins, popular usage, and academic definitions components of academic definitions Goal of personality psych explain each of something Brief History or Personality Aristotle Aristotle described many types of traits people possessed How they process humor, deliver humor, carry humor He described the science of individual differences Hippocrates one of the first to talk about personality Four temperaments Choleric (irritable) Melancholic (depressed) Sanguine (optimistic) Phlegmatic (calm) Defining personality: Origins Originated from the latin "Persona" A mask worn by roman actors in Greek Dramas This persona was worn to project a false self Popular Usage It is equated with social skill and effectiveness "a lot of personality" "popular personality" Also commonly use their dominant feature "Nuerotic" "outgoing" "shy" Academic Psychologists *Don't memorize*
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This note was uploaded on 01/24/2012 for the course PSYC 330 taught by Professor Hicks during the Fall '10 term at Texas A&M.

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