“And what are you having to drink? A fruity Cabernet? Or a Spicy Pino Noir?”
John can’t answer. What does he do? Does he have a glass of wine to fit in with everyone? Or does he stick with water in front of his co-workers?
To better asses how John will react in this situation, we can use Raymond Cattell’s specification equation and his 16 factor personality index in order to predict the likely hood that John will drink wine as opposed to refraining.
First, we need to determine his 16 factor personality. The 16 factors are as follows; warmth, intellect, emotional stability, aggressiveness, liveliness, dutifulness, social assertiveness, sensitivity, paranoia, abstractness, introversion, anxiety, openmindedness, independence, perfectionism, and tension. Each of these factors are evaluated on a 0-100 scale, 100 appearing as a dominant factor in John’s overall personality, and 0 appearing as no factor in John’s overall personality.
We will now evaluate each of these factors in regards to John and give an example of why he falls where he does in the 0-100 scale....