In this introduction to the psychology of personality, author David Winter gives a comprehensive account of the main lines of personality theory and research. Unlike most texts in the area of personality, whose research is limited to the last fifty years, Winter takes a much broader approach. Believing that the study of personality should go beyond a review of recent American psychology research, this book sets the study of personality in a much broader context. The book does not limit itself to traditional personality research literature. The approach is multi-disciplinary, with citations from Shakespeare, as well as brief excursions into history, sociology, anthropology, political science, and philosophy.