PSYB30H3 Chapter Notes - Chapter 3: Sexual Orientation, Intellectual Freedom, Relationship Marketing

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PSYB30 Chapter 3 Personality traits: Practical Matters
Even your style of handshaking can say something about your personality (with respect to
the big five traits)
What’s missing from the five factors?
This does not include physical characteristics, demographics, and unusual behaviour
Intelligence not the notion of cognitive abilities rather memory, mathematical ability,
thirst for knowledge, rational, logical, clear-minded, mature etc.
o Usually intelligence is coupled with openness (sophistication, artistic, and
intellectual interests, and intelligence)
o In the lexical tradition, this would be coupled with culture
o Some studies also find this to be matched up with conscientiousness (hardworking,
smart, knowledgeable, organized etc.)
o Emotional intelligence how people perceive and process information about the
social world
Religiosity spiritual, prayerful, mystical, worshipful, devout, pious, orthodox, godly, born
again, heretical, irreverent, and agnostic
o Also considered a secondary trait applicable for certain purposes but not a core
aspect of personality
o Correlations with A, C and sometimes O and E
o Spiritual transcendence the ability of individuals to stand outside of their
immediate sense of time and place to view life from a large, more objective
perspective (Spiritual Transcendence Scale prayer fulfillment, universality and
connectedness
Sexuality refers to the sexy seven (generally seen as a way we express our traits)
o Sexual attractiveness
o Relationship exclusivity
o Gender orientation
o Sexual restraint
o Erotophilic disposition (what turns you on)
o Emotional investment
o Sexual orientation
Indigenous personality unique personality traits
o The idea of cultural differences within personality traits, go way beyond the five
factors
o Philotimo polite, generous, responsible, respectful and a strong sense of honor
(Greek culture)
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