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Additional information concerning the Myers-Briggs Type
Indicator and its relevance to the present study is presented in
Chapter III under the heading "Selection of Personality Instrument. "
Even though it has received widespread treatment in the
literature, the concept of personality is elusive. One reason for
the evasive character of the term is that there appears to be as
many definitions of the term as there are writers in the field.
According to Hall and Lindzey, there are so many different concep-
tions of personality that "... personality is defined by the parti-
cular empirical concepts which are a part of the theory of personality
employed by the observer." Kleinmuntz observes that psycholo-
gists generally agree that "... the term 'personality' refers to
the unique organization of factors which characterizes an individual
and determines his pattern of interaction with the environment."
It is within this general framework that the present study is under-
C.S. Hall and G. Lindzey, Theories of Personality (New
York, 1957), p. 9.
Benjamin Kleinmuntz, Personality Measurement (Home-
wood, Illinois, 1967), p. 9.
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