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A graphic representation or chart of the personality traits of an individual or group.

psy′cho·graph′ic adj.
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(ˈsaɪkəʊˌɡrɑːf; ˈsaɪkəʊˌɡræf)
1. (Psychology) psychol obsolete a device intended to graphically represent the mind
2. (Psychology) psychol an instrument for the examination of one's mental or emotional processes
3. (Alternative Belief Systems) spiritualism an image attributed to a supernatural cause
4. (Psychology) psychol a psychobiography
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(ˈsaɪ kəˌgræf, -ˌgrɑf)

a graph indicating the relative strength of the personality traits of an individual.
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