How is personality measured?

  • Created by: Ella4
  • Created on: 14-02-17 21:35

Eyesnck believed that there are different personality types, this is described as a type theory. There are different traits associated with these personality types which are;

  • Extroversion- look to the outside world and other people for entertainment.
  • Introversion- content with their own thoughts and ideas.
  • Neuroticism- anxious and irritable.

An investigation by Eyesnck was to investigate the personality differences between people. He did this by giving 700 servicemen a questionnaire. Analysing the results he found 2 dimensions of personality; extroversion-introversion and neuroticism-stability. He then concluded that everyone can be placed along these 2 dimensions but most people lie in the middle of the scale.


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