Members have a wide range of mental health diagnoses, including bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, affective personality
disorder and depression.
Influence of affective personality type and gender upon coping behavior, mood, and stress.
Performance during stress: Affective personality, age, and regularity of physical exercise.
The affective personality: Its relation to quality of sleep, well-being and stress.
Self-reported affective personality data concerning stress have been found to be associated with affective state (Watson, Pennebaker, & Folger, 1987) and both positive affect (PA) and negative affect (NA; Clark & Watson, 1988), although these scales are also correlated with other factors.
Affective personality but not depressive and anxious mood may thus be said to be predictive of the self-reported stress experience.
Taken together, the results of the psychiatric patient group and healthy control group are reconcilable with several other observations in illustrating the complex associations between affective personality, stress, energy, and dispositional optimism, not least in possibly underlying comorbidity (Palomo et al., 2007).
We focus here on a person's trait of positive affect (PA), which is his or her stable underlying affective personality (Staw, Bell, and Clausen, 1986; Watson, Clark, and Tellegen, 1988) and leads to relative consistency in affective reactions over time (Lazarus, 1991; Watson and Walker, 1996).
The more similar a group member is to others in the group in positive affective personality, the more satisfied that group member should be with the group's interpersonal relations (e.g., Locke and Horowitz, 1990).