"Personality" is one of the classic chapter headings in the field of psychology, and yet is surprisingly difficult to define. It is used so widely, and in such differing ways, that any singular definition must either be confusingly inclusive or misleadingly specific. Perhaps a definitional approach to personality should be avoided altogether, rather personality should be understood in relation to the schools of thought which characterize it (trait theories, psychoanalytic theories and so on). In its broadest sense personality can be said to be the sum total of all the behavioral and mental characteristics by means of which an individual is recognized as being unique.
E-text designed for courses in personality theories, addressing psychoanalytic, behavioristic, and humanistic schools of thought, by Dr. C. George Boeree, Psychology Department, Shippensburg University.
Research-based theory of human motivation and personality in social contexts. Includes researcher profiles, reference lists, selected articles for download in PDF, and research questionnaires and scoring instructions.
Training, consulting and publishing firm directed by Dr. Anthony F. Gregorc, the creator of the Mind Styles Model; originator of the four style types: Concrete Sequential (CS), Abstract Sequential (AS), Abstract Random (AR) and Concrete Random (CR); and the developer of the Gregorc Style Delineator.