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Behavioural signature

The pattern of situation behaviour links the person has established over experiences in some specific domaine

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Diathesis stress model

A theory holding that a vulnerability plus stress creates problems in behaviour

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Extravert

A persons who's outgoing and prefers social and exciting activities

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Factor

A demon soon that underlies a set of interrelated measures such as items on self report inventory

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Factor analysis

A statistical procedure used to find basic dimensions underlying a set of measures

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Factor loading

A correlation between a single measure and the factor to which it's being related

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Idiographic

Pertaining to an approach that focuses on an individual persons uniqueness

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Interaction ism

Idea that situations and personality interact to determine behaviour

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Interpersonal circle

Personality patters deriving from varying levels of dominance and love

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Introvert

A person who prefers solitary activities

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Lexical criterion

An index of the importance of a trait based on the number of words that refer to it

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Nomothetic

An approach that focuses on norms and on variations among persons

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Second order factor

Factor that emerges from a factor analysis performed on a set if previously found factors

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Situationism

The idea that situations are the primary determinants of behaviour

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Traits

Continuous dimensions of personality on which people vary

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Types

Distinct and discontinuous categories of persons