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Write about what each of the four personality factors mean and why do you think you have got that particular score for each factor. Furthermore, you would need to research and findout which personality theory, this test is similar to, e.g., Kelly, Cattell

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Psychology Assignment 4 Write about what each of the four personality factors mean and why do you think you have got that particular score for each factor. Furthermore, you would need to research and findout which personality theory, this test is similar to, e.g., Kelly, Cattell, Roger, or others. 26 April 2010 Personality of people is something that we describe and assess almost every day and it concerns the most important parts of an individual's psychological life. While there are many different types of personality theories have been proposed over the years. To start studying the theories, we first have to clearly understand what personality means. So what is personality? Given that the word "personality" was originally found and derived from the Latin word "persona" and means "mask". To put in the study of personality, it refers to the study of "masks" that people wear. These are the personas that people demonstrated and also the inner parts of psychological experience which we collectively call our "self". Warren & Carmichael have suggested a more vivid definition of personality: Personality is the entire mental organization of a human being at any stage of his development. It embraces every phase of human character: intellect, temperament, skill, morality, and every attitude that has been built up in the course of one's life. (Warren & Carmichael, 1930, p. 333). In this paper I have taken the 41 personality questionnaires(41Q) ...read more.

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The main reason why I received such result is because I got a fairly high score in sensing and a moderate score in thinking and judging which fall under a very rational, realistic, emotionless and unsociable category. I scored 1/9 Introverted, 5/9 Sensing, 3/9 Thinking and 3/9 Judging which make me an ISTJ (introverted, sensing, thinking and judging) they are known as the examiner which are people that are responsible, loyal and hard working. They have an acute sense of right and wrong and work hard at preserving established norms and traditions. Because of their deep sense of duty they are dedicated to everything they do and are very dependable. ISTJs care deeply for those closest to them." (www.mypersonality.info) The 41 questionnaire is made using many different psychologies' theory; it includes Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), Cattell's trait theory and Rogers' person-centred approach using the Q-sort method. The 4 personality indicator developed by Carl Jung was then "developed into the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) by Isabel Briggs Myers and Katharine Cook Briggs" (www.myersbriggs.org). In MBTI indicator they uses the 4 of these eight preferences (E or I, S or N, T or F, J or P) you get from the questionnaires to create a more specific personality into 16 different categories. (Appendix 2) In Cattell trait theory he found "18000 words that are relevant to personality then cutting it down to 4500 word that is use to describe personality then reducing it to 160 words removing all the unfamiliar terms and synonyms words. ...read more.

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The only problem with the 41Q is that the person taking the questionnaire might not be able to answer the questions correctly as the question is mostly asking the subject what would they do if they are in a current situation, subjects might not be able to differentiate weather the answer they pick is what they want to do or that is what they are going to do. Reference Eysenck, M. W. (2002), Simply psychology, 2nd ed, Taylor & Francis Inc, USA and Canada Rogers, C.R. (1959). A theory of therapy, personality and interpersonal relationships, as developed in the client-centered framework. In S. Koch (ed.). Psychology: A study of science. (pp. 184-256). N.Y.: McGraw Hill. Warren, H. C., & Carmichael, L., Elements of human psychology (Rev. Ed.; Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin, 1930), p. 333/Cited in Allport, Pattern & growth in personality (1937/1961, p.36). http://www.41q.com/about.41q http://www.mypersonality.info/personality-types/ http://www.mypersonality.info/personality-types/istj/ http://www.myersbriggs.org/my-mbti-personality-type/mbti-basics/ Appendix 1. Jimmy Lam's personality type: "Reliable Realist" Serious and quiet, interested in security and peaceful living. Extremely thorough, responsible and dependable. Well-developed powers of concentration. Usually interested in supporting and promoting traditions and establishments. Well-organized and hard working, they work steadily towards identified goals. They can usually accomplish any task once they have set their mind to it. Careers that could fit Jimmy Lam include: Business executives, administrators and managers, accountants, police, detectives, judges, lawyers, medical doctors, dentists, computer programmers, systems analysts, computer specialists, auditors, electricians, math teachers, mechanical engineers, steelworkers, technicians. 2. ?? ?? ?? ?? Page | 1 ...read more.

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