volume 24, issue 3, P276-288 2000
DOI: 10.1080/01650250050118259
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Abstract: Several historical trends are enumerated that preceded contemporary discussions concerning the development of personality dimensions, personality types, and the person as a self-organising goal-oriented agent. For description of personality across the life course, the big-five personality dimensions are related to similar dimensions in temperament. For a proper understanding of the person as an active agent in personality development, a model for personality functioning is proposed that integrates elements of…

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