Trait-Consistent Mood State
The idea that both personality traits and mood states convey information about the self in the world. When traits and states mismatch, epistemic uncertainty results, causing a delay when a person is asked to encode new events with reference to his or her feelings or motivations. As such, a trait-consistent mood state is when one’s trait mood (i.e. dispositional mood) and state mood (momentary mood) match.
Tamir, M., Robinson, M. D., & Clore, G. L. (2002). The epistemic benefits of trait-consistent mood states: an analysis of extraversion and mood. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 83(3), 663-677. doi: 10.1037/0022-35220.127.116.113