Traits and stories: links between dispositional and narrative features of personality.

@article{McAdams2004TraitsAS,
  title={Traits and stories: links between dispositional and narrative features of personality.},
  author={Dan P. McAdams and Nana Akua Anyidoho and Chelsea Brown and Yi Ting Huang and Bonnie Kaplan and Mary Anne Machado},
  journal={Journal of personality},
  year={2004},
  volume={72 4},
  pages={
          761-84
        }
}
Dispositional traits and life narratives represent two different levels of personality that have not previously been empirically linked. The current study tested five hypotheses connecting Big-Five traits to life-narrative indices of emotional tone, theme, and structure. Students (Study 1) and adults (Study 2) completed a self-report measure of the Big-Five traits and provided extended written accounts of either ten (students) or eight (adults) key life-narrative scenes, including life high… 

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