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Personality traits associated with voice types


Speech samples and 16 PF scores were obtained from 104 male college students. The speech samples were rated for loudness and tempo and four voice quality profile types were identified: loud-fast; loud-slow; soft-fast; soft-slow. Analysis of variance indicated a significant difference between the four groups on the 16 PF. On the basis of this study and a previous study using the MMPI, actuarial descriptions of the specific personality traits associated with each voice quality profile type are presented.

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Markel, N.N., Phillis, J.A., Vargas, R. et al. Personality traits associated with voice types. J Psycholinguist Res 1, 249–255 (1972).

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  • College Student
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Personality Trait
  • Voice Quality
  • Profile Type