Allport's traits: Personality; Help!

Jan 2012
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Hi, I am a psychology student required to write a page on Allport's Personality traits..About my own personality traits..

I would characterize myself as: respectful, trusting, sensitive, anxious, honest, emotional, caring, impatient, sophisticated, realistic, mature.
However, I am having a hard time categorizing each trait accordingly.
The assignment requires me to list 5 secondary traits, 5 central traits, 2 motivational traits and 2 propriums. (also a cardinal trait, if any). Can someone please help me out? The explanation in my text book and notes don't clarify each type of trait enough in order for me to categorize each trait accordingly to the specific group.

Thanks in advance.
 

SWM

May 2008
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the traits are central to you, or secondary to you, or motivate you.
maybe start of with your central traits, these are the predominant or most prevelant. the secondary traits are those that are not so obvious or prevalant.

is that helpful at all?
 
Jan 2012
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I guess I understood the operational definition of each trait, but was having a difficult time placing each trait with the specific type.
Thanks.