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Agreeableness: A Three-Level Integration
Agreeableness: A Three-Level Integration
William G. Graziano Renée M. Tobin

For at least the last 2,500 years, writers from diverse languages, cultures, and times have commented on the characteristics of the people around them. In addition to comments on physical properties and skills like being gigantic (Goliath) and fleet of foot (Achilles), writers commented on more covert psychological qualities like being vengeful/forgiving, exploitative/supportive, distressed at injustice, and distrusting/trusting. Sometimes the characteristics are presented as temporary states, but often they are presented as characterological, dispositional properties. Presumably, these observations reflect a basic human concern with predicting, explaining, and understanding regularities in the social world. With the wisdom of hindsight, we can look ...

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