Personality types as measured by the California Psychological Inventory

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Abstract

Attempted to delineate personality types by applying a Q-type factor analytic strategy to the California Psychological Inventory protocols of several samples of Ss (a total of 1,391 college students). Three modal profiles, characteristic of the scores of major subgroups of individuals, were isolated and subsequently cross-validated. These 3 major types--tentatively labeled as antisocial, neurotic, and well adjusted--classified 57% of the Ss in the study. Differences in the distribution of these types as a function of race and sex are described. The use of these types in the interpretation of individual profiles is outlined, and applications of the types to research studies are suggested. (30 ref) (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved)

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