International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 3, Issue 11, Part A (2017)
Review of the current status of the studies on personality traits
This review paper on the current status of the studies on personality traits, aimed at summarizing the progress achieved in the study of personality traits and examining the evidences for the diverse study dimensions of the studies on Personality. As it seems that the study of personality traits is not a recent one (nearly a century old), the advances in the discipline can be identified as major ones as well as the recent ones. So, the present study engaged in summarizing (at least to a certain extent), both the major advances as well as the recent ones. Existing gaps in the study of the personality traits and the most outstanding debates at the time were also discussed briefly. Finally the paper will reviewed the future implications for the study of personality traits.
As the methodology of the study, Online searches were carried out for the collection of data and the searches those which were published in English language mainly from 1930 to 2017. The sample included 64 review sources and the period of the searches was between January 2017 to September 2017. The theme study areas of personality traits those were discussed in this study are basic personality dimensions, broad and narrow personality traits, causal evidences for personality traits, cognitive affective personality systems, comparison of individuals on traits, overlapping of traits, functions of personality traits across lifespan, consistency of behavior, traits-situation interaction, different aspects of personality traits assessment and cross cultural studies on personality traits.