bipolar trait

bipolar trait

A personality trait that represents extreme opposites of expression—e.g., dominance–submission, extroversion–introversion, passive–aggression.

bipolar trait

A personality trait that represents extreme opposites of expression–eg, dominance-submission, extroversion-introversion, passive-aggression. See Bipolar disorder.
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Each of its 69 forced-choice items has two alternatives that provide for an assessment of preferred behaviors associated with one of four bipolar traits: extroversion (E) or introversion (I), practical (P) or imaginative (M), thinking (T) or feeling (F), and organized (O) or flexible (L).
Individual responses on each of the 69 items were examined with the goal of determining whether a student selected more options from one of the two bipolar traits. For example, children who selected more extraverted than introverted options on the 23 extraversion-introversion items were classified as extraverted.
Akiskal and others have sometimes labeled this as bipolar three-and-a-half, whereby subthreshold bipolar traits become complicated by stimulant abuse.(7), (8) In the patient's premorbid history, were there any indications of hyperthymic or cyclothymic traits?
Each of the eight stimulus names was evaluated using a series of 20 bipolar traits.