Trait Perspective: Theory & Definition


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Broad behavioral elements that define your personality are known as

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1. Gordon Allport categorized traits into

2. Someone who is emotionally unstable, or neurotic, might be described as

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About this Quiz & Worksheet

Test your knowledge of trait theory with this quiz and worksheet combo. You'll be assessed on different trait theorists, and perspectives and dimensions used to explain traits.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested over the following topics:

  • Big Five personality dimensions
  • Gordon Allport's work
  • Three categories of traits

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you understand the different ways that traits are explained
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Hans Eysenck's two broad dimensions of traits
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to understand different perspectives on traits

Additional Learning

To learn more about personality traits, review the accompanying lesson, Trait Perspective: Theory & Definition. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define personality
  • Explain the difference between the theories of Cattell and Eysenck
  • Identify how to remember the Big Five personality dimensions
  • Differentiate between personality and traits
  • Explain when a cardinal trait is identified