Raymond Cattell theorized against Allport in saying that the presence or absence of a trait does not accurately reflect a person’s uniqueness, because all of our personalities are actually made up of the same traits; we differ only in the degree to which each trait is expressed” (Lumen, 2019). I feel that Cattell’s research was conducted in an ethical manner in that he used a systematic research design with L-data. Q-Data, and OT-data to develop the 16 P.F Questionnaire. Choose one of the Big Five personality traits discussed in Chapter 8 (openness to experience, conscientiousness, extraversion, agreeableness, and neuroticism). Where do you think you fall on the continuum for that trait? Do you consider this to be an important aspect of your personality? In the trait on conscientiousness I fall under hardworking. I consider this to be an extremely important aspect of my personality. As a child I grew up with parents that did the bare minimum necessary to provide for themselves and their children. The older I got I could not understand why they did not have the desire to seek more work or take efforts to grow in the jobs. I believe it is because of my observation of my parents I have a mindset that I want to always work hard in order to better myself and most importantly serve as an example to my children that hard work does pay off. Do you think there are certain preferred traits or ideal trait combinations?
While there are combinations of personality traits that would be preferred or ideal, to me, it would be my personal preference and would hold no validity. I do think that preferred or ideal trait combinations should be measured because that limits diversity. Everyone is unique and possesses their own unique trait combinations that contribute to their overall personality. References: Cervone, D., & Pervin, L. A. (2019). Personality: theory and research . Lumen. 2019. Trait Perspective on Personality. Retrieved from: - on-personality/
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