GRE (Graduate Record Examinations) Psychology Personality-Personality and Behavior Study Material (Page 7 of 15)

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Type Approach: Critics of Type Approach

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Critics of Type Approach

  • They try to fit every person into exactly the limited series of classes but not all individuals might fit one or the other class.
  • The rigid classification does not take into account the facts of variations
  • All such approaches take only partial or one sided view of personality

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Trait Approach: Allport’S Theory

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Trait approach deals with predisposition to respond in consistent manner across different situations. Traits are responsible to transfer qualities from action to actor and they define the reactive nature of individual.

Allport’s Theory

Gordon Allport (1897 - 1967) is often called the father of trait theory. He was very much a trait theori

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