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Personality studies are typically investigated via the "big five" traits. Some attempts to legitimize the personality traits through biology have been pursued [1]. Following are some excerpts from a particular study that proposed a hypothesis and searched for confirmation in 116 subjects. Of course, this means we should be wary of confirmation bias when ...


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Several other disorders relate to introversion, including: Avoidant personality disorder (Morey et al., 2002) Obsessive-compulsive disorder (Samuels et al., 2000) Schizotypal personality disorder (Funder, 1997? Don't have it on-hand, but will try to verify this later when I do.) Schizoid personality disorder (Morey et al., 2002) Generalized anxiety ...


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There are no personality models in which the factors are orthogonal in the strict sense of being at 90 degrees from one another, unless an orthogonal rotation method is used to extract them. I think you meant to say that the Big Five factors are less independent (or more strongly inter-correlated) relative to the factors in other models. Whether or not one ...


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This previous answer talks about evidence for a global or possibly two factor model partially explaining the correlations between the Big 5. In general this global factor may reflect some form of positive, well-being, social adjustment type variance. More generally, having orthogonal factors is desirable from a parsimony perspective. It's useful when ...


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Cool question...really huge though. I'll have to revisit this as I find time to add more. For starters, I just saw an interesting link in @ForbiddenOverseer's question, "Is there any Personality theory that uses scientific methodology instead of subjective interpretations?" For some info on cerebral blood flow and extraversion, check out Johnson and ...


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The IPIP website provides what I think is a complete list of the items: There is a a table of contents here: http://ipip.ori.org/newIPIPitemsTOC.htm and this appears to be a complete list of items: http://ipip.ori.org/new2413Items.htm


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How many personality factors are there? The history of personality testing can be summarised in terms of an initial period where there was a vast number of personality traits. In response to this, there have been various attempts to synthesise these traits into a smaller number of underlying factors. There is a huge literature on this process (e.g., Digman, ...


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The concept you are looking for is social conformity, which is opposed to personal autonomy. Scales measuring this concept, such as the Feldman conformity scale (Feldman, 2003) and the conformity subscale of the "Portraits Value Questionnaire" (Schwartz et al., 2001), contain items similar to your examples, e.g. Obeying the rules and fitting in are signs ...


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There are IPIP self-deception and impression management scales presumably modelled on the similarly named Paulhus scales (reliabilities in brackets): SOURCE: http://ipip.ori.org/newPASKey.htm#Self-Deception SELF-DECEPTION [.80] + keyed Always know why I do things. Just know that I will be a success. Know that my decisions are correct. ...


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I would like to answer this question from a mathematical point of view. The word "openness" means something that is real and correlated with some other aspects. Let's assume a 3 dimensional space. If we would like to choose the other dimensions as perpendicular to this first one, we could simply define them by their correlation with the first one being 0. ...


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On a totally personal basis.. I know music stimulates the brain drastically. I've noticed those that seem to love learning tend to lean more toward Classic music or Techno... (that's a totally biased opinion though) On a researching note.. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biological_basis_of_personality The above link should be a great start for you! ...


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Sorry this is a little late, and I couldn't comment on the previous comment, but a good and comprehensive (if not somewhat dated) reference for what the ANPS is all about can be found here: http://www.amazon.com/Affective-Neuroscience-Foundations-Emotions-Science/dp/019517805X# This is the text in which Jaak Panksepp basically sets out the decades of ...



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