Personality Lecture 9
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•Famous online test for Psychology
•Myers Briggs-Forced choice
•Ipsative test—forcing someone to chose on or the other—but they’re both
•Can’t fake BUT statistically you cannot compare people’s scores to one
Scandals in Psychology
BIG FIVE THEORY
•Should personality disorders be considered as qualitatively different, or
oAllport thought that it is qualitatively different—those with personality
disorder are very different from other healthy personality traits
If someone is a Narcissist—what domains (in the big 5) would they be high on, or low on
or which ones are relevant
oFantasy—(CLINICIANS SAY VERY HIGH—ONLY HIGH ON THIS
FOR CLINICIANS, Didn’t have needs met or told that they’re special, so
make themselves seem special).
oAesthetics—(ACADEMICS SAY LOW).
oActions—(ACADEMICS SAY HIGH).
oAchievement Striving—(ACADEMICS SAY HIGH)
oCLINICIANS SAY NOTHING ABOUT CONSCIENTIOUSNESS,
They’re not really high on achievement striving.
oActivity Excitement seeking--HIGH
oCLINICIANS DIDN’T EVEN CONSIDER EXTROVERSION TO
BE AN ELEMENT OF NARCISISM—THERE ARE SOME
NARCISISTS ARE OUTGOING SOME AREN’T. –They say that they
can do all this stuff but won’t because they are self-conscious an fear
oAltruism—(ACADEMICS SAY LOW)
oModesty—(ACADEMICS SAY LOW)
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