This is Volume XVII of twenty-one in a collection on Individual Differences. Originally published in 1927, this work seeks to fill a gap of there being a comprehensive volume which might be used as a suitable text for showing contributions on the subject of character or personality.

part 1|162 pages


chapter 1|5 pages


chapter 2|33 pages

The literary characterologists

chapter 2|9 pages

II Character writing in france

chapter 3|19 pages

The course of the humoral doctrine

chapter 9|8 pages

Defining the terms

part 2|97 pages

Classification of characters

chapter 11|14 pages

The British writers

chapter 12|20 pages

The French schools

chapter 13|26 pages

The teutonic schools

chapter 14|18 pages

Other continental studies

part 3|301 pages

Movements and methods

chapter 15|25 pages

Suggestions from psychiatry

chapter 16|44 pages

The psychoanalytic approach

chapter 17|21 pages

The rival schools of Jung and Adler

chapter 18|15 pages

The para-freudians

chapter 21|9 pages

The endocrinological attack

chapter 22|8 pages

The behaviouristic detour

chapter 23|31 pages

The American experimental contribution

chapter 24|16 pages

Personality tests—whither ?

chapter 26|7 pages

The chemistry of personality and character

chapter 27|18 pages

The philosophy of character

part 4|152 pages


chapter 30|14 pages

Inhibition as the basis of character

chapter 4|10 pages

CHAPTER XXXI The index of character

chapter 32|12 pages

Thought and character

chapter 34|16 pages

Character and conflict

chapter 35|16 pages

Character and adjustment

chapter 37|8 pages

The seat of character

chapter 38|8 pages

Character and temperament

chapter 39|15 pages

Character and the values

chapter 40|13 pages

Character in an atomic age

chapter 41|12 pages

Postscript to the third edition