From what I understand, personal constructs are the
characteristics that we habitually notice in others. They are the specific descriptors we use to answer the question œWhat is he or she like? For example, I look at a teenager and consider him uncouth, arrogant and thoughtless. All of these are constructs that I have created or learned in order to explain the
teenagers I have met.
1). Do you have a relatively stable set of constructs about people, or do your constructs vary widely depending on whom you are judging?
2). Does stereotyping enter your judgment process; for example, do you use different kinds of constructs to describe men than to describe women?
3). Are the constructs you use fair?
4). Are they complete?
5). Do they allow you to make adequate assessments of others?