Self-Reported Personality Variability Across the Social Network Is Associated With Interpersonal Dysfunction

Allan Clifton, Laura E. Kuper

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Abstract

We describe 2 studies (n=52 and n=82) examining variability in perceptions of personality using a social network methodology. Undergraduate participants completed self-report measures of personality and interpersonal dysfunction and then subsequently reported on their personalities with each of 30 members of their social networks. Results across the 2 studies found substantial variability in participants' perceived personalities within their social networks. Measures of interpersonal dysfunction were associated with the amount of variability in dyadic ratings of personality, specifically Agreeableness and Openness to Experience. Results suggest that personality variability across interpersonal contexts may be an important individual difference related to social behavior and dysfunction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)359-390
Number of pages32
JournalJournal of Personality
Volume79
Issue number2
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StatePublished - Apr 1 2011

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Self-Reported Personality Variability Across the Social Network Is Associated With Interpersonal Dysfunction. / Clifton, Allan; Kuper, Laura E.

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