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CASE STUDIES SHOWING TBS EFFECT OF GUIDARC®
ON PERSONALITY DITSLOBSSNf
Concept of Personal ity
The sator* of personal it y is such a complex ana ab-
stract concept (it® definition varying considerably from
authority to authority) , that it would be practically im-
possible to measure it as a whole* Testa usually measure
traits of character and personality* sampling various ones.
The integrated personality is now accepted a® the most
-bolesome and desirable end the "capsheaf of all human
development,*1 as Thorpe phrases it# Integration is of "two
interdependent types* * . incumbent upon all of us, integra-
tion 'with ourselves and integration with the demands of the
world about us "2 Thorpe further state® that it is accom-
plished "by "effecting a sufficiently satisfactory adjustment
to driving needs to ensure a state of emotional equilibrium
with the sel£«w^ A measure of the &a#fwa©y of a person's
adjustments to various situations he meets or is likely to
meet may, therefore, be a good test of hie personality* a
3-Louis P Thorpe Psychological Foundation of Personal-
4 i_ A J*Q( "■■fcxr. .... ,Mm MM. in
ity, p* 433
2IMd., p. 435. gIbid.
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Leith, Beulah Thornton. The Effect of Individual Guidance on Maladjusted Children with Respect to Personality Development and Achievement in Reading, thesis, 1950; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc130212/m1/30/: accessed July 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .