Men Women Personality Differences Discovering Personality with Dr Jordan B Peterson

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This is lecture 6 and it’s on sex differences in personality and so the first thing that you should be aware of this is the reason I put it in after neuroticism and agreeableness is that the biggest differences in temperament personality between men and women are in agreeableness and neuroticism and that seems to be true cross culturally and so because you know one of the things you want to know is so look look what’s happened is that psychologists have established a relatively a theoretical model of personality and I don’t believe that there was any bias built into it or at least that the biased was minimized by the method because the method was asked people as many questions as you possibly can and use statistical methods by multiple teams to sort out the relationships between the answers and you know I thought that Big Five. was a pretty ugly theory when I first came across it. It wasn’t one that I warmed up too quickly. I would say it probably took between five and ten years before.

I Was Convinced By The Brute Power

of the analysis that it had to be taken seriously and as that happened Because the theory was first laid out only linguistically and statistically. There was no neuro psychology. There was no neurobiology. There was no real theory. There was no developmental theory.

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It Was Just Lexical Description And So It

was kind of was call so it was like a theory in search of a place to exist as well. Because of course before it was established. We didn’t know what it was also capable of predicting and that all got built up around that say five to ten year period-and it became more as we started. started to understand the relationship between the descriptors and the underlying biology. Then the theory became richer and more useful and also more credible but but but that actually that actually had certain benefits its lack of initial theoretical attractiveness because it also mitigated against bias.

You Know Because If You Find

a theory attractive for whatever reason, then you’re more likely to maybe be biased in favor of evidence that’s supported and I really don’t believe that the people who develop the big5 theory were very much affected by that I mean. There are people who built their reputation on this theory and of course they would be biased in favor of pushing their career forward, but peer review when it’s done properly keeps that nicely under control and then the fact that multiple different methods have converged on the same model and that there’s pretty good evidence that. It remains? You know reasonably stable cross-culturally and that it’s associated with the child developmental literature that’s all power pretty powerful convergent evidence and and so well. Once you have the theory laid out, you can start to use it to ask and answer interesting questions like well are there differences between men and women that’d be the first pretty simple question and the next question would be If there are differences well, then why did those differences exist, but you don’t have to get to that to begin with you can just start with. Are there differences and the answer is yes.

There Are Differences And Ill Tell You What

they are what we know so far so by far. The biggest differences are in extraversion or agreeableness and neuroticism and the biggest difference is actually in agreeableness and so the the the difference is roughly this if you. A random man and a random woman out of the crowd and you said who’s more aggressive and you bet on the woman you’d be right 40 percent of the time, which is actually quite a lot of the time. So there’s more overlap between men and women, and there are differences even in the dimensions where the differences are the most pronounced and then if you took a man and a woman out of a crowd and you asked who feel negative emotion and you bet on the woman you’d be right about 60% of the time and so it’s it’s it’s that’s not exactly right, but it’s close enough you get a flavor for it with with that with that degree of estimation and so the first thing you note and this is the first thing to note from the comparisons of men and women is that men. and women are more alike than they are different, especially at trait level.

We Did Analysis With The Big

five I never published this but I tried to come up with a set of questions that would maximally differentiate men and women, So if you didn’t know who had done the answering could you predict by the pattern of answers and if I took the most if I took the questions that most differentiated the best I could ever do was about 75% and classification accuracy and that’s probably a bit of an overestimation because the statistical technique I used was predicated on the fact that we already knew which men in which women had answered these questions and so capitalized to some degree on chance. So my guess is that that if you use personality testing and it was optimal, you could probably get about 70% accuracy and classification. Maybe 65% something like that and and and you know that’s that’s not bad, but it’s not It’s not enough to think of men and women as fundamentally different.

Summary

The biggest differences in temperament personality between men and women are in agreeableness and neuroticism and that seems to be true cross culturally . The Big Five theory was a pretty ugly theory when I first came across it. It wasn’t one that I warmed up too quickly. I would say it probably took between five and ten years before. I was convinced by the brute power of the analysis that it had to be taken seriously and as that happened that happened. Because the theory was first laid out only linguistically and statistically. There was no neuro psychology.& We didn’t know what it was also capable of predicting and that all got built up around that say five to ten year period-and it became more as we started. Then the theory became richer and more useful and also more credible but but that actually that actually had certain benefits its lack of theoretical attractiveness because it also mitigated against bias. Well.& Then the Theory became richer than the theory becomes richer and better than the underlying biology….. Click here to read more and watch the full video