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Fig. 1: Unintuitive properties of the five-dimensional space of personality traits.

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Data are available from https://osf.io/tbmh5/.

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Code is available in a GitHub repository at https://github.com/amarallab/personality-types.

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Acknowledgements

L.A.N.A. acknowledges a John and Leslie McQuown Gift to NICO and support from the Department of Defense Army Research Office under grant number W911NF-14-1-0259. The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish or preparation of the manuscript.

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M.G., W.R. and L.A.N.A. designed research; M.G., W.R. and L.A.N.A. performed research; M.G. analysed data; M.G., W.R. and L.A.N.A. wrote the paper.

Correspondence to Luís A. Nunes Amaral.

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Gerlach, M., Revelle, W. & Amaral, L.A.N. Reply to: Four personality types may be neither robust nor exhaustive. Nat Hum Behav 3, 1047–1048 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41562-019-0722-3

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