One aspect of this part of the course that I found interesting was the trade-offs with each personality trait in the chapter about evolution. In my last response paper, I wrote about my own personality sketch. In this paper, I intend to write about the same sketch with elements from my first response paper. A trade-off in personality is when you look at a Big-Five trait, you can have costs and you can have benefits when being high or low in that particular trait. I will review my personality sketch and say which Big Five personality traits correspond with the traits I spoke about. Then, I will speak about the drawbacks and benefits of each of these traits.
I have read about the big five personality test, designed to get an idea about the personality with some multiple choice questions. I run the test and found that traits described in the results are somewhat matching with my personality. I am not 100 % agree with some of the test results. I will discuss each traits below.
First, relating to the Big Five personality test, after calculating the self-rating portion of the test, I received all scores of “Average”. I received scores of 58.4 for Extraversion, 55.2 Agreeableness, 58.89 for Conscientiousness, 43.75 for Neuroticism, and 50 for Openness. Overall, I believe that the test result descriptions accurately reflect my personality. I think it accurately portrays the scale to which each Big Five characteristic reflects my personality. Such as Conscientiousness scores higher than Neuroticism, and I believe that my personality reflects that as well. Further, after I had one of my friends take the exam scoring what they thought of me, I received similar results. For the observer-ratings
Highly neurotic people tend to experience anxiety, moodiness, irritability, sadness, and emotional instability on a more frequent basis than those who are less neurotic (Cherry, n.d., figure 4). Someone who is highly neurotic may not handle stressful situations as well as a less neurotic coworker, who is likely to be poised, secure, and calmer (Griffin & Moorhead, 2014, p. 67). A neurotic individual may require more reassurance in their position, so to keep this employee motivated, a manager will need to provide positive feedback along with any negative feedback when it is necessary.
The Big Five personality test is currently the most accepted personality model within the scientific community. In the 1950s, it emerged from the work of multiple different researchers who all obtained similar results when studying personality through each of their own methods. My results, which are based on the personality traits highlighted within the Big Five personality test, are as follows: my extroversion results were moderately high. This results suggests that, at times, I tend to be overly talkative, outgoing, sociable. My orderliness results showed to be moderately high as well. This suggests that I tend to be an organized, neat, and structured person throughout my daily life. My emotional stability results were low. This suggests that I tend to worry too often. According to my results, I tend to be overly insecure, emotional and anxious. My accommodation results were moderately low. This suggests that, at times, I can be overly selfish, uncooperative and difficult to work with, especially in groups.
As stated earlier, the big five personality traits are neuroticism, extroversion, agreeableness, conscientiousness, and openness to experience (sevencounties.org). There are other personalities that we as people have. It’s a way to express ourselves and communicate with others. But the “big five” was picked to help focus in on a successful work environment.
One of them being conscientiousness. Conscientious people are very driven and orderly. They set goals and firm plans to achieve these goals. Rarely are they spontaneous or disorganized. My score within the Big Five Personality Profile was moderate for conscientiousness. I would say that I do exhibit some of these characteristics. I can be very organized and reliable. As a weakness, I find that I am not always a self-starter. I will set goals and stick to them, but need that push from others to get started. For instance, I was given the opportunity to work on an exciting new project at work that involves direct feedback from employees that I would personally deliver to upper management. This would be a big responsibility as I would be representing hundreds of employees and voice the current concerns of our group. I was asked to think it over. While processing the position, three others volunteered and I lost out of the opportunity. I took my time and wasn’t as organized in my decision making, therefore I missed out greatly.
Personality theories, or models, are metaphors for describing something which is intrinsically indescribable, the human personality. Currently, one of the most popular approaches among psychologists for studying personality theory is the Five-Factor Model (FFM) or Big Five dimensions of personality. This essay will explore the 'Big Five ' personality constructs and seek to explain how useful they are to understanding how people are likely to perform in a work situation. In conclusion, this essay will also discuss some of the arguments against the relevance and accuracy of personality testing within the employment context.
DeFruyt, F., Feys, M. & Wille, B., (2013). Big five traits and intrinsic success in the new
A1. Describe two specific dimensions from your personality profile results that you consider to be strengths.
I found the test results of the Big Five personality assessment to be an interesting and very accurate description of myself. After completing this assessment, I was able to analyze my personality in depth. I found this information to be helpful knowledge and provide insight about myself, as well as being crucial in examining my personality traits. The big five is also referred to the OCEAN model of personality, and stands for the main traits used to describe personalities. This acronym stands for openness to experience/intellect, conscientiousness, extraversion, agreeableness, and neuroticism. After taking the test I was then given percentile scores that allowed me to compare myself with other people who have taken the test online as well, therefore making it a more meaningful comparison.
One main goal of psychology has been established a model to describe and understand human personality. The five-factor model of personality is the most widely used model in describing personality types. The components of the Big Five are extraversion, openness, agreeableness, conscientiousness, and neuroticism.
I have learned that I am an Ambivert. Which is having characteristics of both an extrovert and introvert. I am a social and outgoing person, but also need time to myself and can be conservative. According to the Big Five Project Personality Test I am more conservative, open minded, and relaxed compared to my significant other. Also, my DISC Personality Report described me as more dominant which would be extrovert characteristics. I used both characteristics in my day to day work, whether in the class room or on the job.
In psychology, the Big Five personality traits are five broad domains or dimensions of personality that are used to describe human personality. The theory based on the Big Five factors is called the Five Factor Model (FFM) The Big Five factors are openness, conscientiousness, extraversion, agreeableness, and neuroticism.
The Big Five is a personality test asks questions about how you see yourself. Some questions were “I see myself as someone who tends to find fault with others” and “I see myself as someone who does things efficiently”. Each question is answered on a scale 1 (strongly disagreeing) to 5 (strongly agreeing). The test is around 45 questions long. Scores were represented in percentiles so that comparison could be made between people. The percentiles were based on groups determined by location and age. My scores were for someone around the age of 18 in North Carolina. My book character’s scores were from people around the age of 17 in the UK.