Bridging the idiographic-nomothetic divide in ratings of self and others on the Big Five.

  title={Bridging the idiographic-nomothetic divide in ratings of self and others on the Big Five.},
  author={James W. Grice},
  journal={Journal of personality},
  volume={72 2},
Recent discussions of the idiographic-nomothetic debate were initially reviewed in this paper. Three important issues stemming from this debate were then expounded within the context of Personal Construct Theory and evaluated in an empirical study. Participants were required to rate themselves and people they knew on 25 marker items for the Big Five personality traits and on 12 of their own unique personal constructs. The ratings were analyzed using a number of novel statistical methods… CONTINUE READING

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