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Personality, many in one [electronic resource] : an essay in individual psychology / by James Winfred Bridges.

By: Bridges, James Winfred, 1885-1980.
Publisher: Boston : Stratford Co., [c1932]Description: vi, 215 p. : ill. ; 20 cm.Subject(s): Personality | Characters and characteristics | PersonalityAdditional physical formats: OriginalDDC classification: 137 Online resources: Fulltext available via EBSCOhost - Shibboleth login required Also issued in print.Summary: "Personality has many facets which may gleam and fade, scintillate and darkle, in bewildering fashion, until all semblance of unity vanishes and every facet seems a separate gem. And yet it has a single plan of structure, one general configuration, which may embrace all the changing phases and interrelated aspects. This book attempts an analysis and description of these phases and aspects, depicts some of the typical arrangements of patterns in the total configuration, and traces the development of personality as the organization grows in response to inner forces and outer conditions. The account is scientific rather than ethical or metaphysical. The purpose has been to describe and explain the various aspects and types of personality without moral evaluation or ascription of ulterior meaning. This aim was easy to achieve in the purely analytical study of intellect, temperament and character. But in the description of individual differences in personality as a whole, it became more difficult to avoid coloring that account with personal bias. In spite of the effort to be wholly impartial and objective, the very words chosen may have been determined by deep-seated feelings and prejudices. The reader may therefore sense the author's preferences and aversions in the description of unbalanced and developmental types; but this should not blind him to the fact that such types exist, though they might be delineated in congruity with a different emotional bias"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2014 APA, all rights reserved).
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 207-210) and index.

"Personality has many facets which may gleam and fade, scintillate and darkle, in bewildering fashion, until all semblance of unity vanishes and every facet seems a separate gem. And yet it has a single plan of structure, one general configuration, which may embrace all the changing phases and interrelated aspects. This book attempts an analysis and description of these phases and aspects, depicts some of the typical arrangements of patterns in the total configuration, and traces the development of personality as the organization grows in response to inner forces and outer conditions. The account is scientific rather than ethical or metaphysical. The purpose has been to describe and explain the various aspects and types of personality without moral evaluation or ascription of ulterior meaning. This aim was easy to achieve in the purely analytical study of intellect, temperament and character. But in the description of individual differences in personality as a whole, it became more difficult to avoid coloring that account with personal bias. In spite of the effort to be wholly impartial and objective, the very words chosen may have been determined by deep-seated feelings and prejudices. The reader may therefore sense the author's preferences and aversions in the description of unbalanced and developmental types; but this should not blind him to the fact that such types exist, though they might be delineated in congruity with a different emotional bias"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2014 APA, all rights reserved).

Also issued in print.

Electronic reproduction. Washington, D.C. : American Psychological Association, 2014. Available via World Wide Web. Access limited by licensing agreement. s2014 dcunns

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