Origin of the word: Greek word ‘persona’(mask): character represented
in a play
-Thoughts (beliefs, values, expectations)
-Feelings (emotions, passions)
-Behaviors (actions; what you do) Personality is consistent and enduring patterns of
-thoughts, feelings, and behaviors
What do personality researchers study?
-Human nature (how we are “like all others”) what are all people like?
-Individual differences (how we are “like some others”) how are people
different from each other?
-The unique life of a single person (how we