Individual Differences


Personality Traits

Last updated:
04 Aug 2004

Introduction to personality traits

What are personality traits? Definitions

Personality traits: Idiographic vs. Nomothetic

Gordon Allport: Father of personality theory

The many personality traits approach

The single personality trait approach

The essential personality trait approach

Needs as personality: Henry Murray

Cattell's 16 personality factors

Three personality supertraits: Hans Eysenck

The Big Five personality factors

How stable are personality traits?

Personality trait references