Is that robust?

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  • Ulrich Schimmack - 3 years ago

    I consider personality to be dispositions. I consider mental health or well-being a state.

    Dispositions contribute to states, but they are conceptually distinct.

    In theory, somebody could have a high level of neuroticism and a higher risk to suffer a depressive episode without ever experiencing a depressive episode.

    To say that dispositions are the the core of states negates the importance of environmental influences.

    It is also not clear how normal variation in personality (Big Five traits) is related to mental health. I don't think the evidence is strong that average levels are normal and extreme levels are abnormal / unhealthy.

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