Personality Test Center

An insightful journey into personality


From needs to goals and representations

By Carol S. Dweck

Foundations for a unified theory of motivation, personality, and development

As people fulfill their needs they build images of their experiences in the forms of thoughts and feelings.

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Personality develops around 3 basic needs.

The need to predict, the need to be competent and the need for acceptance.


As we grow we develop BEATs in the process of trying to meet our needs. BEATs stands for Beliefs, Emotions and Action tendencies.


The visible part of personality is the goals that people set and what they actually do.