But what if this idea were wrong?
Most modern personality researchers agree that there is a place for broad personality traits and for the narrower units such as those studied by Walter Mischel. As part of the 5 main teaching style proposed by Anthony Grasha, a cognitive and social psychologist until his death inthe authoritarian style is described as believing that there are "correct, acceptable, and standard ways to do things".
Conversely, it has been empirically established that those who are sure that they are generous, intelligent or sociable make less effort to prove it.
Association — We tend to associate our opinions about other people with our current state. Think about your friends and how you would rate them in these categories to find out what is important to you.
According to researchers, self-knowledge is even more difficult to attain than has been thought. But your backstage access to your own mind sometimes makes you the last person on Earth others should trust about it.