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How Do You Define Personality? What Are the Main Approaches to the Study of Personality? - Psychology

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How do you define personality? What are the main approaches to the study of personality?

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Personality refers to psychophysical characteristics of a person that is relatively stable across situations and over time and make her or him unique.  It also define our existence and the ways in which our experiences are organized and show up in our behavior.

A number of approaches and theories have been developed to understand and explain personality. Main approaches to the study of personality are:-

  1. The type approach
  2. The trait approach
  3. The interactional approach
  4. Psychodynamic approach
  5. Post frendian approach
  6. Behavioural approach
  7. Cultural approach
  8. Humanistic approach
Concept: Concept of Personality
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NCERT Class 12 Psychology
Chapter 2 Self and Personality
Exercise | Q 3 | Page 48
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