Psych M.D. - Personality


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Term: Psychology
Definition (Myers): An individual's characteristic pattern of thinking, feeling, and acting.
Definition (alternative): the patterns of behavior, thought, and emotion unique to an individual, and the ways they interact to help or hinder the adjustment of a person to other people and situations. (Colombia Encyclopedia from answers.com)
Contextual explanation: For example, some peoples' personality tends to be shy and introspective while others tend to be outgoing and extroverted. Because personalities, by definition, are stable patterns which cannot be changed easily, there has been great debate between personality theorists and social psychologists about the actual impact of personality on behavior, thought, and emotion. For example if someone is shy, does that mean that they will virtually never act in an outgoing manner? (Psychology Glossary)
Related terms and concepts: Personality Disorders, Prosocial Behavior
Psych M.D. - Personality - The Neuron


Related websites: Jung Typology Test (Personality Test based on Jung), Personality Test Center
Edited by: Soo



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