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...Personality Research Swarnambika S Academia Research Personality has been conceptualized from a variety of theoretical perspectives, and at various levels of abstraction or breadth (John, Hampson, & Goldberg, 1991, pp.348-361; McAdams, 1995, pp.365-396). Each of these levels has made unique contributions to our understanding of individual differences in behavior and experience. However, the number of personality traits, and scales designed to measure them, escalated without an end in sight (Goldberg, 1971, pp.293-336). Researchers, as well as practitioners in the field of personality assessment, were faced with a bewildering array of personality scales... Commonalities and Continuing Controversies In...