ABSTRACT Differences on personality between students of economics, medicine and verbal communication should be explored by means of the Temperament and Character Inventory. Students of economics are mainly characterized by lower harm avoidance and lower reward dependence and higher self directedness than medical students and students of verbal communication. Students of all groups seem to overestimate their self-directedness with economical students showing the most pronounced tendency of overrating, whereas medical students tend to overrate their cooperativeness more than the students from the other groups. The obvious disturbed self-evaluation corresponds to the students’ professional orientation. The students can be characterized by specific and varying types and impact of social desirability depending on their professional career.
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