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16 Personality factors

  • Cattell has identified 35 primary traits of which 23 characterise normal individuals and 12 characterised abnormal individuals. He developed a scale called 16-PF, which was designed to evaluate 16 different source traits related with normal behaviour.

  • 16 personality factors of traits are described as basic elements of personality.

16 personality factors of traits

Table shows the 16 personality factors of traits



  • Reserved

  • Less intelligent

  • Stable, ego strength

  • Humble

  • Sober

  • Expedient

  • Shy

  • Tough-minded

  • Trusting

  • Practical

  • Forthright

  • Placid

  • Conservative

  • Group dependent

  • Undisciplined

  • Relaxed

  • Outgoing

  • More intelligent

  • Emotional

  • Assertive

  • Happy go lucky

  • Conscientious

  • Venturesome

  • Tender-minded

  • Suspicious

  • Imaginative

  • Shrewd

  • Apprehensive

  • Experimenting… (68 more words) …

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Personality assessment techniques

A personality assessment technique includes various types of method. Its involve techniques for systematically gathering information a person to understand and predict behaviour.

Psychologists have tried to assess personality in various ways. The methods for measuring or assessing personality are related with the theory of personality. The most commonly used techniques are as follow:

  • Projective techniques

  • Objective/personality Inventories

  • Subjective techniques

Personality assessment technique

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