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Personality Psychology

What is personality? How does personality influence our behavior? Learn the answer to these questions and more through helpful articles on the theories of personality, needs and motives, and biological influences.
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  3. Personality Testing (4)

What Is Personality?
Learn how psychologists define personality and how it influences our behavior and actions.

10 Fascinating Facts About Personality
Personality makes us who we are, but what factors influence our personality? Can we change our personalities, or do our overall traits remain constant throughout life? Learn more about what researchers have learned in these ten fascinating facts about personality.

What Is Personality Psychology?
Personality psychology looks at the patterns of thoughts, feelings, and behavior that make a person unique. Learn more about theories and research in personality psychology.

How Does Personality Develop?
Personality development has drawn the interest of some of psychology's most prominent thinkers. Learn more about some of the major theories of personality development.

Personality Psychology Study Guide
Personality psychology seeks to understand and describe the development of personality. This study guide offers an overview, timeline, theories, important figures, and study questions about personality.

Music and Personality
What does your musical taste reveal about your personality? Researchers have found that people who like certain musical styles often exhibit specific personality characteristics.

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator

5 Signs You Are an Introvert
Do you like spending time alone? Do you ever feel exhausted by large crowds? You just might be an introvert. Discover the common characteristics of this personality type.

What Is Locus of Control?
Do things happen because of your actions, or are you at the mercy of chance? How you answer this question can indicate your locus of control...

What Does Your Car Color Say About Your Personality?
Does the color of the car you drive reveal something about your personality? Learn more about how your product choices might give clues about your personality...

5 Signs You Are an Extrovert
Do you like being around people? Do you feel energized by spending time with others? You just might be an extrovert. Learn more about this personality type...

How Many Personality Traits Are There?
Just how many personality traits are there? Experts have suggested different estimates ranging from more than 4,000 to just three. Learn more...

The 7 Habits of Emotionally Intelligent People
Emotionally intelligent people have a number of habits that help them manage their own emotions and understand the emotions of others.

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