Learning Objectives

After reading this chapter, you should be able to:

  • Identify the main principles and historical contexts of the trait tradition
  • Discuss Allport's four columns, Cattell's 16PF, and Eysenck's E and N
  • Explain the Big Five approach to personality
  • Discuss personality from religious and cross-cultural perspectives
  • Identify ways to apply the key principles of the trait tradition to individual experience and behavior