Critique of the five-factor model of personality

Gregory J. Boyle*

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearchpeer-review

31 Citations (Scopus)
91 Downloads (Pure)

Abstract

Assuming that most aspects of human personality structure are represented in the trait lexicon (i.e. that the personality sphere is encompassed by trait-descriptive words — see Ashton et al., 2004; Saucier and Goldberg, 2001), Allport and Odbert's (1936) list of more than 4,000 English trait descriptors was reduced down to some 35+ clusters of trait synonyms (e.g. see Cattell, 1986). Raymond B. Cattell (who, along with Freud, Piaget, and Eysenck, was listed among the ten most highly cited psychologists of the twentieth.century — Haggbloom et al., 2002: 142), attempted.a comprehensive sampling of the trait lexicon, on the further assumption that the most important attributes of ...
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe SAGE Handbook of Personality Theory and Assessment: Volume 1 - Personality Theories and Models
EditorsGregory J. Boyle, Gerald Matthews, Donald H. Saklofske
PublisherSAGE Publications Ltd
Chapter14
Pages295-312
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9781849200462
ISBN (Print)9781412946513
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2008

    Fingerprint

Cite this

Boyle, G. J. (2008). Critique of the five-factor model of personality. In G. J. Boyle, G. Matthews, & D. H. Saklofske (Eds.), The SAGE Handbook of Personality Theory and Assessment: Volume 1 - Personality Theories and Models (pp. 295-312). SAGE Publications Ltd. https://doi.org/10.4135/9781849200462.n14