Chapter 2 - Personality Traits and the Inventories That Measure Them
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AbstractIn this chapter, we discuss the definition of the term “personality trait,” as well as the evidence that personality traits do in fact exist. We then describe the workings of structured personality inventories, which are used in the measurement of personality traits by self-report or observer report. Finally, we discuss the evidence of the validity of self-reports and observer reports on personality inventory scales.

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