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Section 1: Describing Personality
What is Personality?
This chapter introduces and clarifies the concept of ‘personality’, which defines the subject matter of personality psychology. The historical background and alternative meanings of the concept are discussed, followed by an analysis of how personality relates to and is distinct from other kinds of differences between people, such as those that are ...