Mood states and personality traits

Dragan M. Svrakic, Thomas R. Przybeck, C. Robert Cloninger

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In this article we analyze the relationship between personality traits assessed by the Tridimensional Personality Questionnaire, and six mood states assessed by the Profile of Mood States-bipolar form. Our data suggest that large portions of personality and /or behavior, e.g., higher order dimensions of Novelty Seeking and Reward Dependence, can be relatively independent from current mood. In contrast, the Harm Avoidance dimension covaries with mood and anxiety. Also, we analyze the psychometric properties of the Profile of Mood States-bipolar form, and discuss some practical aspects of our findings.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)217-226
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of affective disorders
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1992


  • Mood state
  • Personality trait


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