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Personality Psychology

How exactly does personality influence behavior? Learn about the traits and types of various personalities as well as the major theories of Freud, Maslow, and more.
The perfect outfit means a perfect day
How to Spot a Narcissistic Sociopath
Illustration of the 9 Enneagram types
What Is the Enneagram?
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How Conscientiousness Affects Your Behavior
Woman reading at home with cat
What Is a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP)?
Different personality traits help make people unique
Are Personality Traits Caused by Genes or Environment?
Overachiever in the workplace
Are You an Overachiever or a High-Performer?
Relaxed type b personality
What Does It Mean to Have a Type B Personality?
Three women holding papers over their faces with different expressions drawn on
5 Key Emotional Intelligence Skills
Woman on cell phone looking at watch
What It Means to Have Type A Personality Traits
Sociopathic young man
How Sociopaths Are Different from Psychopaths
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9 Signs of Low Emotional Intelligence
Can You Have Too Much Self-Confidence?
Woman on the computer taking a personality quiz
Reasons to Learn More About Your Personality Type
Two women embracing
What Is Emotional Intelligence?
signs you're an introvert
8 Signs You're an Introvert
Students learning
Jung's Theory of Personality and Learning Styles
Woman laughing
11 Things Introverts Want You to Know
Office manager addressing his team during morning meeting
Leadership Styles and Frameworks
Big 5 personality traits
What Are the Big 5 Personality Traits?
A man staring out the window, deep in thought
The Neo-Freudians and Their Theories
Democratic leadership
What Is Laissez-Faire Leadership? The Pros and Cons
Father teaching son right from wrong
Understanding the Role of Freud's Superego
Locus of control describes how in control people feel.
Locus of Control and Your Life
Conceptualizing the ego
Ego as the Rational Part of Personality
View of an iceberg above and below the water line
The Role of the Conscious Mind
Need for affection
Murray's Theory of Psychogenic Needs
Peaceful yoga in nature
Emotional Resilience Is a Trait You Can Develop
young smiling girl holding a man's hand
Overview of the Electra Complex in Psychology
A transformational leader inspiring group members.
Transformational Leadership: Inspire and Motivate
Lincoln's cardinal trait was honesty
The Cardinal Traits of Personality
a peak experience
Peak Experiences in Psychology
Self-report Inventory
How Self-Report Inventories Are Used in Psychology
the 4 major jungian archetypes
The 4 Major Jungian Archetypes
illustration of a hero in a cape
Characteristics and Qualities of Heroism
young person's messy room
What Does a Messy Room Say About Your Personality
an open hand reaching out to the sun
Characteristics of Ego Strength
Woman working on a plan at the office
Healthy and Unhealthy Perfectionism
Are You a Perfectionist?
What's Your Leadership Style?
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What Does It Mean to Have Type D Personality?
Birth Order
10 Fascinating Facts About Personality
man lean across a table looking at himself in a mirror held by another man who looks just like him
What Does It Mean to Be Egocentric?
Id, ego, and superego
Freud's Id, Ego, and Superego
Trait theory of personality
A Closer Look at Trait Theories of Personality
Businessman with paperwork leading meeting in office
Autocratic Leadership: Characteristics, Pros, Cons
businesswoman speaking with colleagues
Self Efficacy and Why Believing in Yourself Matters
lots of headshots on table
The Psychology of Personality Formation
Woman meeting with a co-worker at the office.
10 Top Tips for Becoming a Better Leader
business people working and talking around conference room table
Transactional Leadership Basics
multiple choice test sheet with marked answers
What Is a Personality Test?
Pictures of People on a Cork Board
Cattell's 16 Personality Factors
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Quizzes to Find Out What Type of Personality You Have
Sigmund Freud in his office.
The 4 Major Personality Perspectives and Theories
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How Extroversion in Personality Influences Behavior
Identity crisis
What It Means to Be Having an Identity Crisis
Updating the hierarchy of needs
Updating Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs
democratic leadership
The Democratic Style of Leadership
How to change your personality
Can You Change Your Personality?
nail biting
Horney's Theory of Neurotic Needs
The MMPI-2 contains 567 true/false questions
The Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI)