The structure of phenotypic personality traits.

@article{Goldberg1993TheSO,
  title={The structure of phenotypic personality traits.},
  author={Lewis R. Goldberg},
  journal={The American psychologist},
  year={1993},
  volume={48 1},
  pages={
          26-34
        }
}
  • L. R. Goldberg
  • Published 1993
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • The American psychologist
This personal historical article traces the development of the Big-Five factor structure, whose growing acceptance by personality researchers has profoundly influenced the scientific study of individual differences. The roots of this taxonomy lie in the lexical hypothesis and the insights of Sir Francis Galton, the prescience of L. L. Thurstone, the legacy of Raymond B. Cattell, and the seminal analyses of Tupes and Christal. Paradoxically, the present popularity of this model owes much to its… Expand
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