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Relatively stable and enduring patterns of thoughts, feelings, and actions. Describes one as a person. how one is different from others.
-stable and consistent charateristics that can be used to describe someone.
Eysenck: Factor analysis
N: Neuroticism: worrisome, anxious
P: Psychoticism: psychotic
- describes personality not explains it
Big Five personality traits
(Big five personality traits) Openness
High: original, imaginaitive, curious, creative
Low: Down to earth, uncreative, conventional, uncurious
-critical thinkers score higher on this section
(Big five personality traits) Conscientousness
High: Conscientous, Hard-working, Well-organized, Punctual
Low: Neglient, Lazy, Disorganized, Late
(Big five personality traits) Extroversion
High: Joiner, Talkative, active, affectionate
Low: Loner, quiet, passive, reserved
(Big five personality traits) Agreeableness
High: Trusting, lenient, Soft-hearted, good-natured
Low: Suspicious, critical, ruthless, irraitable
(Big five personality traits) Neuroticism
High: Worried, Temperamentsl, Self Conscious, Good-natured
Low: Calm, even-tempered, comfortable, unemotional
Psychoanalytic theory: 3 levels of consciousness
(Psychoanalytic theory: 3 levels of consciousness) Conscious
-thoughts or motives that a person is currently aware or remembering.
(Psychoanalytic theory: 3 levels of consciousness) Preconscious
- thoughts or motives that can be easily brought to mind
(Psychoanalytic theory: 3 levels of consciousness) Unconscious
-Thoughts or motives that lie beyond a person's normal awareness. Biggest part of one's mind.
3 structures of personality
(3 structures of personality) Id
-pleasure principle. Its in the unconscious mind. Impulsive part of the brain
(3 structures of personality) Ego
-reality principle. Stops and weighs consequences.
-redirects energy from the Id to make it look at reality.
-its in the preconscious
(3 structures of personality) Superego
-operates on morals and values
-Hardest job, it redirects the ego and Id.
-Some people never develop a super ego