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As your luck would have it, there is a study by Schwartz et al. (2003) that examines just that. They found that there was a specific personality type associated with music preference in adolescents. The paper is freely available on familywise.ca. Schwartz, K. D., & Fouts, G. T. (2003). Music preferences, personality style, and developmental issues of ...

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I can't think of any clinical term for it, but a contentious individual is one who is eager to fight. Another term, pugnacious, is a little less derogatory than contentious.

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Maniacal stubbornness and perfectionism could be symptoms of anankastic personality disorder, classified in ICD-10 as F.60.5. Personality disorder characterized by feelings of doubt, perfectionism, excessive conscientiousness, checking and preoccupation with details, stubbornness, caution, and rigidity. There may be insistent and unwelcome thoughts ...

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I've edited your question somewhat; I hope I preserved its meaning. Neuroticism relates to personal discomfort largely by definition, and probably to uncomfortable social interaction as well, though somewhat less by definition. Consider this hypothetical, mediated pathway: Neuroticism $\rightarrow$ Anxiety $\rightarrow$ Social anxiety $\rightarrow$ ...

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The MMPI calculates scale scores from dichotomous responses; hence those scale scores – the constructs of actual interpretive interest – are roughly continuous, or at least polytomous. Yes, there are very many other tests that can assess personality traits that can aid in diagnosis. I'm not sure what you mean by "mature", and I hesitate to judge their ...

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The problem with this question is that the answer depends on your definition of psychological health. In Civilization and Its Discontents Freud argued that civilization itself is a source of suffering and that basically all civilized human beings develop neurotic symptoms due to the repression of their drives. According to this theory the prevalence of ...

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Not entirely sure what specific stats you'd be interested in, but Wikipedia has plenty on prevalences of specific mental disorders. For anxiety disorders, which include obsessive compulsive disorder: A review that pooled surveys in different countries up to 2004 found overall average prevalence estimates for any anxiety disorder of 10.6% (in the 12 ...

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Perhaps check out the Obsessive Beliefs Questionnaire which is designed to measures dysfunctional beliefs related to OCD. There are several papers that examine the factor structure, and perfectionism is typically seen as one of the major aspects of obsessive beliefs. However, it seems to be a particular form of maladaptive perfectionism. See these ...

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It's mostly a fairly vapid truism (see the rhetorical sense). Here's a diagram from a popular theory from a positive psychologist at my doctoral alma mater of what really makes people happy (or not): (Lyubomirsky, 2008) Thus the truer truism would be, "You can make yourself happier, to some extent..." but it's tricky enough to justify the existence of very ...

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That's simple. Many celebrities commit suicide, or are drug addicts. Why? They have the money, they have the lover, they have the fans, they have the fame, the power. They have it all. Do they? No, that's not the case. Lets define happiness; we don't know what happiness is, but we do know: It's not about the money It's not about the fame, the power It's ...

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I'm surprised to see seven answers to this question and no mention of directly relevant theory on personality change thus far. Certainly some exists – though I sympathize with the first comment on the OP – and it's really not hard to find. The sixth current Google hit for "change personality" is a directly pertinent literature review by a prominent ...

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Facial shape Aggression relates to facial width-to-height ratio (Carré, McCormick, & Mondloch, 2009). The width-to-height ratio is the distance between the left and right zygion (the outside of the cheek bone) divided by the distance between the top of the upper lip and the mid-brow. Here's a useful image displaying the meaning of this ratio from that ...

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A useful model for topics like this comes from McCrae and Costa (1999): There's quite a lot more going on here than is pertinent to your question, but note that influences originate from biological bases on the top left, and from external influences on the upper right. Everything else is modeled as an effect of mediated, dynamic processes between these ...

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