The first comprehensive theory of personality was developed by William James (1842-1910) during his studies at Harvard University. James developed an elaborate theory that focused on the four types of personality—emotional, cognitive, volitional, and religious—as well as the two major personality styles, the dominant and the subordinate. James also believed that each personality type has its own unique “voice,” a unique capacity to speak through a particular voice.
While James’ theory focused exclusively on the individual voice of each personality type, it is often misremembered as a theory that only studied the individual voices of the first four personality types. This is not the case. James’ theory also covered the possibility of a fifth type that James called super-sensible, which actually did turn up some evidence that exists in the late 19th century (James believed it existed in the late 18th century, but he was not given a definitive date).
The James theory proposed the existence of the super-sensible personality type, with an ability to see the world as we know it but having no memories or conscious access to the world. This theory was only published in the 1920s, so James had a very long time to study it before he developed the theory.
Super-sensible is a general term that applies to any sort of personality, such as one who finds a friend easily. There are many different types of super-sensible personality, with the two most common being the super-sensible who are the most intelligent, charismatic, and the super-sensible who are more prone to being stupid or mean than others.
There seems to be a general trend in modern society that people who are super smart are more likely to find themselves in the spotlight, while those who are super bright are more likely to find their way of life ignored by society. This is due to the fact that super-sensible personality types are all extremely skilled at their specialized professions.
This theory of personality stems from research that indicates people who are super savvy, such as engineers, are more likely to be successful at their work—and that those who are super-bright, such as CEOs or scientists, are more likely to be successful in their personal lives, and are often the only ones who get to do things that others don’t.
The theory is named after the English scientist and philosopher William James, who developed a complete theory of personality. It is based on extensive research carried out by the University of Southern California that was published in 1885.
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The theory is based on James’s work on the psychology of emotions and behavior, where he noted that the ability to distinguish between good and bad feelings is very important for an effective life. You can read more about this in my book, The Psychology of Happiness.
This theory is an example of the modern scientific approach to studying personality. The basic idea is that a theory, such as this one about good versus bad feelings, can be tested by observing how a person behaves when good feelings come on and bad feelings come on.