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Trait Theorists

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Traits Fundamental units of personality
Neuroticism (Negative affectionate) Implying possible psychological distress, such as depression, anxiety, hostility, or unrealistic ideas
Seligman Like Maslow, asked psychologists to focus more on positive personality traits than on negative ones
Seligman's positive psychology "the capacity for love and vocation, courage, interpersonal skills, aesthetic sensibility, perseverance, forgiveness, originality, future mindedness, high talent, and wisdom"
Ego strength Capacity to cope with life's challenges
Psychological intergration extent to which people are warm and secure in themselves and enjoy intimate relationships with important people in their lives
Ego resiliency the resourceful adaption of a person to changing circumstances
Schaefer and Baumrind Most popular trait-based approach to parents was derived between the two
Created by: Heather1492