Personality Trait Correlates of Intelligence

  • Moshe Zeidner
Part of the Perspectives on Individual Differences book series (PIDF)


For more than half a century now, psychologists have explored the avenues linking human intelligence to a wide array of personality traits. Psychologists have longed to unravel the theoretical and practical interface between personality and intelligence, hoping to shed light on how these two key constructs affect one another (and other variables) in the course of development, day-to-day behavior, and adaptive functioning. Indeed, personality and intelligence are linked by virtue of being key sources of individual differences in behavior, and would seem to share many parameters in common and various conceptual links between these concepts do appear in the literature, as discussed in Chapter 1 of this handbook (see also H. J. Eysenck & Eysenck, 1985). Although some of the most influential figures in the field of intelligence and personality allude repeatedly to the inextricable web or nexus of interrelations among these two constructs (see Chapter 13), researchers have traditionally treated them as relatively independent factors in their analyses.


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  • Moshe Zeidner
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  1. 1.School of EducationUniversity of HaifaMount CarmelIsrael

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