A definitive, authoritative and up-to-date resource for anyone interested in the theories, models and assessment methods used for understanding the many facets of Human personality and individual differences. Volume 2: Personality Measurement and Assessment. Covers psychometric measurement of personality.
Chapter 2: Measures of the Personality Factors Found Recurrently in Human Lexicons
Measures of the Personality Factors Found Recurrently in Human Lexicons
How can attributes of personality best be organized and measured? Answers to this crucial scientific question provide the foundation not only for personality tests, but also for much research on personality and individual differences. Studies of natural languages provide an important source of answers. In this chapter I review the approach used in such lexical studies of personality attributes, as well as basic findings and major measures associated with these studies.
Lexical measures of personality factors are used primarily in research settings. Because the items themselves are terms from the lexicon, they are easily embedded within lexical-study stimuli, where they provide the most direct representation of lexical ...