Personality andCultural Values • Chapter 9
Personality • The structures and propensities inside a person that explain his or her characteristic patterns of thought, emotion, and behavior • Where does your personality come from?
Conscientiousness • Relevant adjectives: • Dependable, organized, reliable, ambitious, hardworking, persevering • What’s your score?
Agreeableness • Relevant adjectives: • Kind, cooperative, sympathetic, helpful, courteous, warm • What’s your score?
Neuroticism • Relevant adjectives: • Nervous, moody, emotional, insecure, jealous, unstable • What’s your score?
Extraversion • Relevant adjectives: • Talkative, sociable, passionate, assertive, bold, dominant • What’s your score?
Openness to Experience • Relevant adjectives: • Curious, imaginative, creative, complex, refined, sophisticated • What’s your score?
Other Personality Variables • Locus of control • Strongly correlated with neuroticism • Reflects the distinction between believing that events are driven by luck, chance, or fate, versus people’s own behaviors
Other Personality Variables • Myers-Briggs Type Indicator • Extraversion vs. Introversion • Sensing vs. Intuition • Thinking vs. Feeling • Judging vs. Perceiving
Other Personality Variables The RIASEC Model
Cultural Values • Shared beliefs about desirable end states or modes of conduct in a given culture • Cultural values provide societies with their own distinctive personalities