Public Figure Profiles

Robert R. McCrae

Robert Roger McCrae was a personality psychologist at the National Institute of Aging. He is associated with the Five Factor Theory of personality. He has spent his career studying the stability of personality across age and culture. Along with Paul Costa, he is a co-author of the Revised NEO Personality Inventory. He has served on the editorial boards of many scholarly journals, including the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, the Journal of Research in Personality, the Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, and the Journal of Individual Differences.McCrae was born in Maryville, Missouri, on April 28, 1949. He is the youngest of three children of Andrew McCrae and Eloise Elaine McCrae.The Five Factor Theory takes a biological view of personality. It states “Personality traits are construed as basic tendencies that are rooted in biology and that interact with external influences, including culture, in shaping the skills, habits, tastes, and values of the individual”. McCrae believes that personality is a biological trait, first and foremost.Through his research he found that around the age of 30, neuroticism and extraversion begin to decline, while agreeableness and conscientiousness increase with age. Openness to experience, however, seems to follow a curved shape, peaking around the age of 19. These results, however, apply to people as a whole, this does not apply specifically to each individual. The group as a whole tends to change in these ways throughout the lifetime.As he studied personality trends and stability in cultures, McCrae found that countries high in neuroticism and low in agreeableness form dimensions of uncertainty avoidance. Countries that are low in extraversion and high in conscientiousness tend to be high in power distance. Cultures high in extraversion predict a high rate of individualism. And, high levels of neuroticism and openness to experience indicate dimensions of masculinity within the culture.

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Some of their strengths

Robert R. McCrae has many admirable traits.

Based on spiritual traditions from around the world, they are someone who can be described as Strong, Honest, Brave, Energetic, Generous, Courteous, and Resilient.

Strong and Diligent

According to Mysticism’s Astrology tradition, Robert R. McCrae is someone who is a strong, diligent, and trustworthy person who approaches life with honesty and perseverance, but who is also physical, sensual, and artistic. A person who looks for jobs that tend to reflect their identity.

Constant and Serious

Based on Daoism’s Ba-Zi or ‘Chinese Zodiac’ tradition, people who know Robert R. McCrae well know them as someone who can be determined, unmoving, and firm, like a rock or a high mountain.

Truthful and Kind

According to Hinduism’s Jyotisha or ‘Vedic Astrology’ tradition, many would also describe Robert R. McCrae as someone who is honest, compassionate, imaginative, and instinctual.

A person who enjoys new challlenges, is a magnet for attracting other creative types, good at identifying opportunities, and who is good at forming loyal, lifelong friendships.

Altruistic and Ambitious

Based on the Mayan Tzolk’in or ‘Mayan Astrology’ tradition, Robert R. McCrae is someone who is the type of person who rallies behind a group, cause, or community, and who enjoys being dedicated to a higher cause of some sort.

They are also someone who is altruistic, tolerant, and sophisticated, and who tends to be a perfectionist who is always working to try and make everything and everyone better.

Patient and Compassionate

According to Judaism’s Kabbalah tradition, Robert R. McCrae tends to be someone who approaches life with grace and compassion, and who has a powerful and commanding personality. Who can be analytical, patient, and deliberate, avoiding risks and seeking out stability instead.

Some of Robert R. McCrae's challenges

While Robert R. McCrae has many strengths, nobody is perfect. They also have some challenging traits they need to manage.

For example, Robert R. McCrae can be Stubborn, Idle, Short-tempered, Impulsive, Unrealistic, Indecisive, and Unemotional.

Stubborn and Idle

One of Robert R. McCrae's key challenges is that they are someone who can be seen as stubborn and, at times, lazy.

Robert R. McCrae must also exercise caution as they can be short-tempered and aggressive, and can be excessive and unrealistic.

Unrealistic and Indecisive

Robert R. McCrae is someone who can be unrealistic, indecisive, and lacking in confidence, who can be impulsive when it comes to making important decisions, have difficulty collaborating with others, can be argumentative and not willling to accept criticism, and who can be disappointed by the high expectations they place on others.

Materialistic and Aggressive

Finally, Robert R. McCrae also can be materialistic, emotional, aggressive, stubborn, inconsistent, and be prone to big temper outbursts.

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