Weaknesses the theory is so deceptively simple that a

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Weaknesses - The theory is so deceptively simple that a certain subset of people believe themselves to be experts on the MBTI after two weeks of study or less. They fail to understand how an adequate understanding of the theory is needed to administer the test and interpret the scores. Many people with serious shortcomings or psychological pathologies use the positive type descriptions provided by the MBTI to gloss over these difficulties. Instead of spurring people on towards personal development, the MBTI becomes an excuse and a sedative. Big Five personality model Strengths – Since the 1990’s there has been increasing evidence to support the Big Five traits (over other model). Moreover these traits seem to be the result of approximately equal influence from environment and hereditary circumstances. The Big Five traits seem to be prevalent in non-Western cultures. Weaknesses – the rankings of these traits change with time: “Extroversion, Neuroticism, and Openness generally decrease as a person ages”. Gender and birth-order have been found to be correlated with these traits (i.e. first-borns are generally less agreeable). Rely on self-reports methods –inherent self bias.
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3. How do the concepts of core self-evaluation (CSE), self-monitoring, and proactive personality help us to understand personality?
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