Chapter 3: Personality Traits: Practical Matters
What's Missing From the Five Factors?
Is Intelligence a Personality Trait?
Usually cog abilities not considered per traits
based on big five's openness (consists of sophistication, artistic, and intellectual interests and
intelligence) -> find this factor culture rather than openness to experience
others find intelligence, knowledgable and cultured load as a Conscientiousness factor
when describe friend use words like rational and logical – personality descriptors which are diff from
proof that ppl perceive and process info diff about social world
IQ is diff than traits
Is Religiosity a Personality Trait?
some say religion is secondary trait – for some purpose but not a core aspect of personality
spiritual transcendence: ability for someone to stand outside of their immediate sense of time and place
to view life from a larger , more obj perspective
- searching for connection rather than spiritual
Spiritual Transcendence Scale has 3 facets
- prayer fulfillment, feeling joy and contentedness from connection with the transcendent
- universality, seeing humanity as a single interrelated whole
- connectedness, feeling belongingness to and social responsibility and gratitude for others across
generations and social groups
- the scores here are only slightly related to scores on five factor – factor analysis – found six independent
spiritual transcendence is a dimension of personality separate from the five factors of per ^ based on
STS: tells you life outcomes beyond five factors
spiritual transcendence and personality predicted scores on locus of control beliefs for health issues,
vulnerability to stress, responsiveness to others, perceived social support, prosocial beh, positive sexual
attitude, prochoice and prolife attitudes toward abortion
Is Sexuality a Personality Trait?
sexy seven: 7 sexuality factors
- sexual attractiveness, relationship exclusivity, gender orientation, sexual restraint, erotophilic
disposition, emotional investment and sexual orientation
- these overlap 80% with five factors – not separate factors
sexuality is another way we express our traits of neuroticism, extra, openness, agree, and consciousness
Indigenous Personality: Unique Personality Tra