Temperament and Personality Development
Temperament is therefore a stable attribute of an individual. It involves aspects of the individual’s response to stimulation, and is biological in origin.
Temperament refers to the characteristic phenomena of an individual’s emotional nature, including his susceptibility to emotional stimulation, his customary strength and speed of response, the quality of his prevailing mood and all the peculiarities of fluctuation and intensity of mood, these phenomena being regarded as dependent upon constitutional make-up and therefore largely hereditary in origin. (Allport, 1961, p. 34)
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