A Model of Personality and Emotional Traits

  • Margaret McRorie
  • Ian Sneddon
  • Etienne de Sevin
  • Elisabetta Bevacqua
  • Catherine Pelachaud
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5773)


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 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Margaret McRorie
    • 1
  • Ian Sneddon
    • 1
  • Etienne de Sevin
    • 2
  • Elisabetta Bevacqua
    • 2
  • Catherine Pelachaud
    • 2
  1. 1.School of PsychologyQueen’s UniversityBelfastUK
  2. 2.CNRS - Telecom ParisTechParisFrance

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