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Is the theory of Information Metabolism a reasonable scientific theory? Short answer: No. A literature search of Google Scholar and Web of Science for "information metabolism" finds no empirical evidence to support the theory. Furthermore, it appears that the theory of information metabolism is virtually only embraced directly by the author, Kępiński, ...

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Arbitrary definition of many traits characteristics is common in psychology as much of it has no biological or physical rationalization. We cannot measure the parts of the brain in high resolution directly yet and so must judge from observations of behavior and rudimentary measurements what is personality traits. In this example an Indo-European outlook of ...

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The basic goal of research on the big 5 is to identify those dimensions of personality that can account for the most important differences between people. How do you determine what is important and "makes the list"? The research from which the Big Five have been derived relies on the lexical hypothesis. In a nutshell, the idea is that if a trait is ...

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You have seen that one answer is to the question what do they measure (personality traits). The second answer to the question why (because empirical research repeatedly demonstrates that various personality traits can predict various types of job behaviors: mainly performance, deviance, helping, and innovativeness). But the burning question...how can I fake ...

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Childhood experiences have a greater impact than events later on. It is cognitive structure forming time, with a still strong biological background. Also, the child might see itself as vulnerable, thus willing to form bonds with any protective thing that might appear (Giller, 1999): Chronic early trauma — starting when the individual’s personality is ...

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Since this question has been unanswered for quite some time I will try to provide an acceptable approximation to an answer. Excuses beforehand for the many block quotes but it is not my area of expertise. The quotes are from a revealing article by Provine (1996). As commented on by others, laughter can be specified better by their actual sound then by the ...

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A few thoughts: MBTI has four dimensions, whereas the Big Five has five dimensions. Thus, when you set a high-low split on MBTI you get $2^4=16$ types. If you were to apply the same idea to the Big 5, you could get $2^5=32$. However, the Big 5 framework tends to take the underlying continuum of personality traits more seriously. At the very least this ...

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