Personality And Personality Theories

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Learning Personality Theories and Dispositional Personality Theories
The two psychological personality theories have a number of similarities and differences. As such, this essay transcends a discussion of a comparison between dispositional and learning personality theories. Also, the paper will address the differences between the two personality theories regarding personality, interpersonal relationships, characteristics as well as behaviour. Conventionally, it is evident that individual personality will directly affect the behaviour of one. As such each theory of personality entails characteristics ascribed to it.
Role of Personality in Affecting Situational Behaviour Dispositional Theory
First, dispositional personality theory suggests that individuals possess a set of dispositions/temperaments that build up the character of an individual that consequently affects behaviour. Cherry (2013) stipulates that a trait is defined as a relative characteristic which is stable that can initiate people to behave in a particular way.
Dispositional theories encompass Allport’s theories of individual psychology, and the Trait and Factor Theories by Eysenck, McCrae, and Costa (Feist & Feist, 2009)In his article, Feist suggests that “traits are manifested in a person’s behaviour, consequently, defining them by their traits and characteristics. About the theory stipulated by McCrae and Costa, behaviour is a predictable element when there is sufficient understanding of the
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