SURFACE TRAITS

sum of 35 individual traits that can be directly observed from the patient's conduct. These traits are consistent with not so apparent personality qualities. These traits form source traits.

SURFACE TRAITS: "Example: Optimistic attitude is surface trait"
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "SURFACE TRAITS," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 13, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/surface-traits/ (accessed August 16, 2019).
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