June 6, 2011
Donna DI Matteo Gibson
Dispositional Personality Theories
Traits present specific ideas about a person’s disposition, or the way a person is likely to behave across situations as well as over time. Gordon Allport suggested that each individual has a unique set of personality traits. Allport called these personal dispositions. Raymond Cattell believed three broad sources of data required for any analysis that aims to uncover all the major dimensions of personality. These three sources of data must be integrated to capture the full complexity of human personality. Hans Eyesnck focused on higher levels of trait organization called types...