basic personality type

ba·sic per·son·al·i·ty type

1. a person's unique, covert, or underlying personality propensities, whether behaviorally manifest or overt;
2. personality characteristics of an individual person that are also shared by most members of a social group.

ba·sic per·son·al·i·ty type

(bā'sik pĕr-sŏn-al'i-tē tīp)
1. A person's unique, covert, or underlying personality propensities, whether behaviorally manifest or overt.
2. Personality characteristics of a person that are also shared by a majority of the members of a social group.
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Hypothesis: Positive relationship exists between academic achievement and career chosen according to basic personality type.
6 His theory stated that there are six basic personality types and for a person to be successful in life choice of career should be according to basic personality type.
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The Personality Adjective Check List (PACL) was developed and validated by Strack (1987) as an instrument of measurement in adults, containing nine scales to cover the eight basic personality types, plus one scale representative of the three severe personality types established by Millon (1981).
Recognizing that just one organizational system is not for everyone, the authors have devised solutions that provide 10 different systems to match 10 basic personality types such as perfectionist plus, hopper, fence sitter, pack rat and total slob.
For example, a general introduction to basic personality types and the implications for communication and work behavior would help sensitize individuals to potential sources of conflict.
Taking these two aspects as representing two independent dimensions of the personality space, the author proceeds to identify two distinguishable values on each dimension, namely `Internalizer' and `Externalizer' on dimension (i) and `Subjective' and `Objective' on dimension (ii), thus postulating four basic personality types.
In this study, data have been presented, which adds to the body of knowledge in describing the basic personality types of SMETCs in New Jersey.
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Today, models such as the temperament theory, four-style behavior theory, and the four basic personality types are used widely in business, education, and religious life.
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