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The Dilemma and Outlet of West Personality Psychology(p. 41)

Nowadays with personality psychology becoming more and more pluralistic and synthetic,the following pairs of relative problems must be balanced in personality study:(1)personality is stability or change,(2) personality's structure and dimensions,(3) emphasizing on consequence or on process,and (4) the function of description or interpretation. In order to walk out there dilemmas,personality researchers have to integrate inhering theories first of all and:(1) construct a met a theory of personality;(2) combine personality study with others mental processes and the relative subjects;(3) make its methodology perfect and (4) consider social and culture factors in their researched.