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Types of temporal stability

Rank-order stability (personality coherence)

Mean Level

Structural (temperament)

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Rank-order Stability

Maintenance of an individual's position in a group over time

Focused of Costa & McCrae 5 factor model

An adults personality profile will change little over time as a whole. Less stable in early infancy (.47) and peaks after age 50 (.75)

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Personality coherence

Involves changes in manifestation of a trait over time while preserving rank order.

Underlying trait stays the same, but the way it is expressed changes.

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Rank order stability

Adults remain the same over periods of many years.

Adaptation to life profoundly shaped by personality.

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Structural stability

Lack of indicates meaning of constructs has changed between measurement occasions.

Dimensions of Extraversion and neuroticism have shown high structural stability in infants.

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Structural stability: temperament

Ind diff that emerge in early life thought to reflect genetic factors.