Personality

Personality places its emphasis on understanding who we are, why we are the way we are, and usually is concerned with the possibility of change anywhere along the spectrum of psychopathology to self fulfillment.

The field of personality may be divided ....

into four categories:

  1. psychodynamic
  2. phenomenological
  3. dispositional
  4. behavioural

Or maybe seven...

  1. psychodynamic
  2. phenomenological
  3. trait/factor
  4. biological
  5. behavioral
  6. cognitive
  7. social

Or maybe just two...

  1. phenomenological
  2. 'empirical'

Even if you were very ambitious and divided them into 12, you probably wouldn't find a theorist who belongs exclusively to any one (especially outside of working hours). At best they might be considered central theoretical dispositions.