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    Eysenck and the Ancient Greeks

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    Eysenck noted that the two-dimensional structure of traits he identified in his 20th-century research is related closely to taxonomy of personality characteristics identified by the ancient Greeks. This implies that core features of personality are consistent across historical eras. Do you think so? Or might there be significant changes that aren't being reflected in the personality taxonomies of Eysenck and the ancient Greeks?

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    As you examine Eysenck's emphasis on the two-dimensional structure of traits in his 20th-century research, you can certainly see that it is so closely related to the taxonomy of personality characteristics identified by the ancient Greeks and the four humors. Yes, I do believe that this correlation implies that core features of personality are definitely consistent across historical eras since humans are still humans despite the contextual ...

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