Personality: Characteristic patterns of thinking, Feeling and Behaving

This is an MCQ-based quiz for GRE on the topic of Personality.

This includes Personality Assessment, Structure of Personality, and Theories on Personality.

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Jung began as a Freudian psychoanalyst but eventually broke away from Freud"s theories. Jung"s criticism of his mentor was mostly aimed at which of the following Freudian concepts?

The idea of coping mechanisms Biological determinism Freud's focus on sexual drives as the root cause of neuroses All of these The concept of the ego

Holland Occupational Themes is a personality test that measures vocational codes and corresponding personality traits. An individual is assigned three traits out of six based upon their corresponding scores on the test. Which of the following sets of three traits are least likely to appear on this test?

Realistic, artistic, and conventional Investigative, artistic, and social Social, enterprising, and conventional Realistic, investigative, and artistic None of these

According to Gordon Allport"s trait theory, a __________ trait is a significant part of a person"s personality and others almost always associate these traits with these individuals. Allport also believed that this type of trait was rare, and that most people"s personality instead included a combination of several traits.

Cardinal trait Secondary trait Central trait Primary trait

Which of the following is not one of the Big 5 personality traits?

Locus of control Neuroticism Agreeableness Openness to new experiences Conscientiousness

Which of the following is an example of reaction formation?

Feeling angry toward a family member instead of your boss Attributing your own anger to someone else Forcing all anger toward your parents out of your mind Distancing yourself from your feelings by focusing on logical facts Being loving and warm toward a person you are angry with

Which of the following are considered tenants of personality according to trait theorists?

Traits influence marketable intelligence and success, all people with the same traits respond similarly in certain situations, and traits hierarchically build upon and influence each other Traits are entirely influenced by genotypes, traits can be used to predict a person's behavior, and all people have the same definable traits There are only five personality traits, people are born with and retain the same traits throughout their life, and traits are entirely based on nature Traits are relatively stable over time, traits influence behavior, and traits are bipolar (friendly vs. unfriendly) Traits change based on situations and exposure, traits are affected by behavior, and traits do not affect each other (friendly and unfriendly at once)

According to Freud, fixation during the oral psychosexual stage of development can lead to which of the following?

Excessive dependency Excessive messiness Excessive libido Excessive orderliness

A client takes a personality test because their therapist suggested it might help them find a career more suitable to their preferences. Their results yielded a personality profile labeled as INTP. Which of the following personality tests did the client take?

The Signature Strengths Test Meyers-Briggs Type Indicator Test The Big Five Test Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Test II

Which of the following is not an example of a projective test?

Thematic Apperception Test (TAT) Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI) Rorschach Inkblot test Blacky pictures

According to Freud, libidinal energy is present from __________.

Anal stage



Phallic stage

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Title: Personality: Characteristic patterns of thinking, Feeling and Behaving
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