Intelligent Virtual Agents

Volume 5773 of the series Lecture Notes in Computer Science pp 27-33

A Model of Personality and Emotional Traits

  • Margaret McRorieAffiliated withSchool of Psychology, Queen’s University
  • , Ian SneddonAffiliated withSchool of Psychology, Queen’s University
  • , Etienne de SevinAffiliated withCNRS - Telecom ParisTech
  • , Elisabetta BevacquaAffiliated withCNRS - Telecom ParisTech
  • , Catherine PelachaudAffiliated withCNRS - Telecom ParisTech

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How do we construct credible personalities? The current SAL (Sensitive Artificial Listeners) characters were constructed intuitively and can be unconvincing. In addressing these issues, this paper considers a theory of personality and associated emotional traits, and discusses how behaviours associated with personality types in people may be adapted to develop characteristics of virtual agents. Our objective is to ensure that behavioural perceptions of a virtual agent credibly reflect the agent’s ‘actual’ personality as prescribed.


Personality traits Eysenck emotional traits virtual agents