CBSE-NET (Based on NTA-UGC) Education (Paper-II) Psychological Foundations of Education-Personality Revision (Page 5 of 12)

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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

  • Self-sufficient

  • Controlled

  • Tensed

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Dynamic traits

Dynamic traits are given in image

Dynamic Traits Are Given in Image

Showing image of three dynamic traits

  1. Attitude

  • Attitudes means specific tendencies and responses towards situations revolving around our sentiments.

  • It observe expression of basic dynamic structure from ergs, sentiments and their inter-relationships.
  • An attitude of an individual in a particular situation is an interest of certain intensity in some course of action with respect to some purpose.
  • Attitude reflects the amount of interest people hav

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