By Uwe Hentschel, Gudmund Smith, Juris G Draguns, Wolfram Ehlers
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In a similar manner, Guilford and Guilford (1934) established factor loadings for terms relevant to extraversion-introversion. The continued search by means of multivariate methods for an "adequate taxonomy" of personality descriptive terms has led to a robust solution by five basic factors (Digman, 1989; Goldberg, 1981) for which special tests have been developed (Costa & McCrae, 1989). , 1990; De Raad, 1992). A degree of affinity has been established between the five-factor model and the circumplex models proposed by the adherents of interpersonal systems in personality diagnosis (Wiggins, 1982; cf.
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