Personality as continuous stochastic process: what Western personality theory can learn from classical confucianism.

@article{Giordano2014PersonalityAC,
  title={Personality as continuous stochastic process: what Western personality theory can learn from classical confucianism.},
  author={Peter J Giordano},
  journal={Integrative psychological & behavioral science},
  year={2014},
  volume={48 2},
  pages={111-28}
}
An important objective of personality psychology is to provide compelling descriptions and explanations of intraindividual personality dynamics that capture the unique qualities of persons. Among contemporary Western personality theories, the Five-Factor Model enjoys prominence in describing individual differences in personality traits. It falls short, however, in its ability to work with intraindividual personality function. This article argues that classical Confucianism, originating 2500… CONTINUE READING
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