ISSN 1671-3710
CN 11-4766/R

›› 2007, Vol. 15 ›› Issue (2): 196-202.

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Chinese-Western Differences of Personality Structure and
Specialty of Chinese Personality

WAng Dengfeng;Cui Hong   

  1. Research Center of Personality and Social Psychology and Department of Psychology, Peking University, Beijing 100871, Chin
  • Received:2006-10-25 Revised:1900-01-01 Online:2007-03-15 Published:2007-03-15
  • Contact: Wang Dengfeng


This article was aimed at exploring relations between culture and personality structure, and cultural implications of Chinese personality. Researches on both Chinese and Western personality structure based on lexical hypothesis indicated that the formation of personality structure were based on behavior classification, and differences between Chinese and Western personality were caused by differences of behavior classification, which originated from different emphasis on perception, cognition, and thinking styles of cultures. Empirical evidences also indicated better predictive powers of Chinese personality, instead of Western personality structures. Further research directions were also discussed

Key words: culture, personality structure, behavior classification hypothesis, QZPS

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