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Biospheric model of personality

Summary
The biospheric model of personality is a contribution to the psychology of personality proposed by Andras Angyal in 1941. According to this model, the biosphere is the system of the individual and her environment, consisting of Subject subsystem (the individual) and Object subsystem (the environment). Description The following outlines the author's holistic view of the biosphere: *The Subject pole: Elements: attitude, drive, craving; Organized into: axioms of behavior, systems of axioms, the personal system principle. *The Object pole: Elements: relevance, valence, demand quality; Organized into: axiomatic values, systems of values, the environment's system. Angyal describes three personality dimensions: *vertical dimension, with surface behavior and deep attitudes that guide that behavior; *progressive dimension, which is the series of behaviors that lead to attaining a goal; *transverse dimension, which is the simultaneous coordination of elementary behaviors into co
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