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Why Do Traits Come Together? The Underlying Trait and Network Approaches
Why Do Traits Come Together? The Underlying Trait and Network Approaches
René Mõttus Mike H. Allerhand

Personality characteristics are more or less stable ways of feeling, thinking, and behaving. One of the most persistent observations is that they come in patterns: some characteristic levels are more likely to co-exist than others. We start the chapter by reviewing the long-dominant explanation for this phenomenon: the existence of relatively few and distinct underlying traits, each of which causes multiple personality characteristics. We will go on by arguing that empirical evidence supporting the underlying trait paradigm is currently not unequivocal. Likewise, the explanatory scope of this paradigm may ...

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