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The H factor of personality : why some people are manipulative, self-entitled, materialistic, and exploitive-- and why it matters for everyone

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    Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2012
    Note: This book was purchased with support from the Government of Canada's Social Development Partnerships Program - Disability Component.


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    The "Big Five" personality dimensions widely recognized by Western psychologists: extraversion, agreeableness, conscientiousness, neuroticism, openness to experience. Through their own research, Lee and Ashton discovered a sixth personality dimension, Honesty-Humility. Those with high levels of the H factor are sincere and modest, those with low levels are deceitful and pretentious. Lee and Ashton describe the concept of personality dimensions; their discovery of the H factor; characteristics of high and low H factor individuals; and the role H factor levels play in aspects of people's lives, from their interpersonal relationships to attitudes toward power, politics, money, and religion.

    • Meet the H factor
    • The missing link of personality psychology
    • HEXACO: the six dimensions of personality
    • A field guide to low-H people
    • Can you tell someone's level of H?
    • Do high-H people flock together?
    • Politics
    • Religion
    • Money, power, and sex
    • How to identify low-H people, and how to live around them.
    Original Publisher: Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, Wilfrid Laurier University Press
    Language(s): English
    ISBN: 9781554588640, 1554588642, 9781554588657, 1554588650