The best personality model ?

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This page tries to give an impression of what a personality entails. A personality model is presented that is based on neuroscientific insights, clinical experience and trauma therapy. This makes it probably the most complete and 'best' personality model at the moment.

Personality model I: emotions and thoughts

On the introduction page Personality I already wrote that Personality can be described as a fairly fixed form of a complicated mix of emotions, thoughts and behavior. Fixed because someone's personality doesn't just change within 1 day. That's because the complex mix of emotions, thoughts, and behaviors are held together by established procedures in our brain and body.

Below the 1st part of the personality is explained in a Youtube video. It emphasizes Emotions (body) and Thoughts. Behavior has not yet been included in this first part. That will be covered later on this page.

The Complete Personality Model is largely based on insights from Jeffrey Young's schema theory/therapy, Aaron Beck's cognitive model of Personality, and Jaak Panksepp's research work in what he called Affective neuroscience.

Jaak Panksepp's personality model: affective neuroscience

The Youtube movie about the Personality is mainly based on the impressive work of the late Jaak Panksepp, who wrote a wonderful book about this subject: Affective Neuroscience. See also the book recommendations on the right.

The video lasts about 24 minutes. Please be aware that at the moment it is still in Dutch. Later this year it will be available in English though. For the ones who want a challenge to still decipher it, please go ahead.


Overview of the Personality model (in Dutch)

Please Click HERE for the Youtube-clip about the Personality model

For those who want the entire Personality Model in PDF format you can download it (in Dutch!). It may be used for your own presentations, on the Internet or social media. When using it, please mention that you got it from this website:

Please Click HERE to download the Personality model in PDF format

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