A six-factor structure of personality-descriptive adjectives: solutions from psycholexical studies in seven languages.

@article{Ashton2004ASS,
  title={A six-factor structure of personality-descriptive adjectives: solutions from psycholexical studies in seven languages.},
  author={M. Ashton and K. Lee and M. Perugini and P. Szarota and R. D. de Vries and Lisa Di Blas and Kathleen Boies and Boele de Raad},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  year={2004},
  volume={86 2},
  pages={
          356-66
        }
}
Standard psycholexical studies of personality structure have produced a similar 6-factor solution in 7 languages (Dutch, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Korean, Polish). The authors report the content of these personality dimensions and interpret them as follows: (a) a variant of Extraversion, defined by sociability and liveliness (though not by bravery and toughness); (b) a variant of Agreeableness, defined by gentleness, patience, and agreeableness (but also including anger and ill temper… Expand
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