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What is the importance of common traits in Cattell’s theory? What are Cattell’s source traits?

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Common traits in Cattells theory are important because he believed they make peoples behavior predictable. Cattell`s source traits are the common features of the groups or clusters of traits which tend to occur together. After Cattell discovered these clusters, he further analyzed them and came up with 16 source traits which he believed are the base of our personalities.

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