When looking at people or animals, two observations have been made by psychologists, biologists, and lay observers. First, individuals differ consistently in how they behave and react towards, and think about, the world around them. Second, not all these differences are independent of one another: individuals that are high (or low) on some traits tend to be high (or low) on some other traits. In more formal language, individuals can be characterized by stable individual differences in personality traits and these traits have a structure to them.
|Title of host publication||Handbook of Personality|
|Subtitle of host publication||Theory and Research|
|Editors||Oliver P. John, Richard W. Robins|
|Number of pages||17|
|Publication status||Published - 6 Apr 2021|