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H Factor of Personality Why Some People Are Manipulative, Self-Entitled, Materialistic, and Exploitive--And Why It Matters for Everyone

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ISBN-10: 1554588340

ISBN-13: 9781554588343

Edition: 2012

Authors: Kibeom Lee, Michael C. Ashton

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The “H” in the H factor stands for “Honesty-Humility,” one of the six basic dimensions of the human personality. People who have high levels of H are sincere and modest; people who have low levels are deceitful and pretentious. It isn’t intuitively obvious that traits of honesty and humility go hand in hand, and until very recently the H factor hadn’t been recognized as a basic dimension of personality. But scientific evidence shows that traits of honesty and humility form a unified group of personality traits, separate from those of the other five groups identified several decades ago. This book, written by the discoverers of the H factor, explores the scientific findings that show the…    
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List price: $22.99
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier University Press
Publication date: 11/5/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 212
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.00" long x 0.55" tall
Weight: 0.440
Language: English

Kibeom Leeis a professor of psychology at the University of Calgary. Originally from Seoul, South Korea, he received his Ph.D. from the University of Western Ontario and was formerly a lecturer at the University of Western Australia. He is the author of many scientific articles in personality and industrial/organizational psychology.Michael C. Ashtonis a professor of psychology at Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Western Ontario. He is the author of the textbook Individual Differences and Personalityand of many scientific articles in personality psychology.

List of Boxes
Meet the H Factor
The Missing Link of Personality Psychology
The "Big Five" Personality Factors
Six Personality Factors
HEXACO: The Six Dimensions of Personality
Engagement and Endeavour: Openness to Experience (O), Conscientiousness (C), and Extraversion (X)
Altruism versus Antagonism: Honesty-Humility (H), Agreeableness (A), and Emotionality (E)
A Field Guide to Low-H People
Low H, Low E: Greed without Fear-or Pity
Low H, High E: Weaseling and Whining
Low H, High X: Narcissism Run Wild
Low H, Low X: The Smug Silent Types
Low H, Low A: Just Plain Nasty
Low H, High A: Inoffensive but Insincere
Low H, Low C: An Employer's Worst Nightmare
Low H, High C: Selfish Ambition
Low H, Low O: Shallow and Narrow
Low H, High O: Sophisticated Snobbery
Can You Tell Someone's Level of H?
Personality in Strangers
Self-Reports of H: Are They Honest?
Knowing Someone's Personality: H Is among the Last Things You Learn
H in the Workplace: Hard to Tell
Do High-H People Flock Together?
Similarity Beyond Personality
Similarity-and Perceived Similarity-in Friends
Personality, Values, and Relationships
Right-Wing Authoritarianism (RWA) and Social Dominance Orientation (SDO)
O and Right-Wing Authoritarianism
H and Social Dominance Orientation
Personality and Political Party Support
Personality and Religious Beliefs
Traditional Religion versus Mystical Spirituality: The Role of O
Reasons for Religious Observance: The Role of H
Do Religions Promote High H?
Money, Power, and Sex
How to Identify Low-H People-and How to Live Around Them
Not-So-Valid Signs of High H
Respectability / Anti-Conformity / Religious Piety / Championing the Underdog / Blunt Criticism / Publicly Displayed Generosity
Valid Signs of Low H
Beating the System / Instrumental Ingratiation / Gambling and Financial Speculation / Sexual Infidelity / Conspicuous Consumption (and Name Dropping) / "Above the Law" Mentality / Contempt of Other Groups
Living Around Low-H People
Epilogue: On Becoming a High-H Person
Appendix: The HEXACO Personality Inventory-Revised
HEXACO Personality Inventory-Revised (Self-Report Form)
HEXACO Personality Inventory-Revised (Observer Report Form)
HEXACO-PI-R Scoring and Interpretation