For decades, scientists have tried to define the ideal human personality. In 1955, psychologist Gordon Allport hypothesized that it involved "maturity," or an ability to focus on long-term goals. In 1970, Abraham Maslow suggested it might involve "self-actualization." More recently, though, personality scholars have been relying on five traits, nicknamed the Big Five, to define human personalities. What does a "healthy" personality look like in Big Five terms?
What Does "Health" Mean?
Written by Mae Rice May 1, 2019
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