Trait Theory G.W.Allport defines personality trait as A trait is a neuropsychic structure having the capacity to render many stimuli functionally equivalent and to initiate and guide equivalent forms of adaptive and expressive behaviour (1961) R.B.Cattell attempted a classification beginning with 171 traits and subsequently narrowing with 171 traits and subsequently narrowing them down to 35 and finally to only 12 These areas follows 1.Cyclothymia – Such a person is Frank emotional and given to a very frank expression of his views.
112 2. General mental capacity – An average level of intelligence. 3. Dominance – self confident, assertive and quarrelsome 4. Sergency – Humour, intelligence 5. Positive character – A person of this native gives special attention to the view of others. 6. Emotionally stable – they don’t suffer from instability 7. Adventurous cyclothymia – Adventurous, inclined to mix easily with others. 8. Mature – Independent, mature and complete in themselves. 9. Socialised cultured – Give special attention to thoughts about the age in which they live. 10. Trustful – Trustful and grateful to others 11. Unconventional – Revolt against the times in which they live. 12. Sophisticated – Rational, reasonable, peaceable and inclined towards solitude.