A Glossary of Descriptive Psychology Concepts

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  1. How P does what P does.
  2. A kind of Performance.
  3. A kind of implementation.
  4. One of the Dispositions.
Style is used as a general person description. For example we speak of a formal or informal style of speech; a sophisticated style of dress; a devious or straightforward interpersonal style; of a graceful or awkward or delicate style of movement; and so on.

"How P does what P does" refers to implementation, which corresponds to the Performance parameter. In giving a Style Description, we are saying that among the behaviors defined by the domain, we would expect to find more of those behaviors characterized by performances of the specified kind (more than we would expect from just anybody).