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National character studies is a defunct anthropological focus that made broad and often flawed generalizations when studying cultural behavior as a means of justifying the concept of modal personality traits. That is, recognizing and applying behavioral patterns unanimously to citizens within a culture as a result of those citizens being born and or raised there. In short, stereotyping.

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  1. Homayun Sidky (2004). Perspectives on culture: a critical introduction to theory in cultural anthropology, 174–8, Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Prentice Hall.

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  • Terracciano A, Abdel-Khalek AM, Adám N, et al. (Oct 2005). National character does not reflect mean personality trait levels in 49 cultures. Science 310 (5745): 96–100.

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