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3V0091.04 Personality Scale 4/23/78

An article, “The Origins of Personality” in 8/70 Sci. American, presents a “temperamental quality” chart of personality characteristics (9) which the authors claim define life-long inclinations.

Trait

Rob

Peg

Miriam(recall)
activity level

high

high

low
rhythmicity

irreg-medium

regular (most)

regular (some)
distractability

not distractable

distractable

distractable
approach/withdrawal

positive-medium?

positive

positive
adaptability

medium

medium

no recall
persistence

medium?long

?long/medium

long
intensity

intense

intense/mod.

moderate
responsiveness

high-moderate

high

low
mood

positive

positive

positive
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