Personality profiles of cultures: aggregate personality traits.

  title={Personality profiles of cultures: aggregate personality traits.},
  author={Robert R. McCrae and Antonio Terracciano},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  volume={89 3},
Personality profiles of cultures can be operationalized as the mean trait levels of culture members. College students from 51 cultures rated an individual from their country whom they knew well (N=12,156). Aggregate scores on Revised NEO Personality Inventory (NEO-PI-R) scales generalized across age and sex groups, approximated the individual-level 5-factor model, and correlated with aggregate self-report personality scores and other culture-level variables. Results were not attributable to… 
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