Differences between traits: properties associated with interjudge agreement.

@article{Funder1987DifferencesBT,
  title={Differences between traits: properties associated with interjudge agreement.},
  author={David C. Funder and Kathryn M. Dobroth},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  year={1987},
  volume={52 2},
  pages={409-18}
}
The present study concerns the relation between properties of personality traits and the agreement with which they are applied to real individuals. Subjects rated the 100 personality items of the California Q-Set on nine subjective dimensions, six of which loaded highly on a first principal component. This factor was interpreted as reflecting each trait's "easy visibility" to an outside observer. Actual interjudge agreement in applying each trait to real individuals was assessed in two ways… CONTINUE READING

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