Big Five Personality Traits

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Big five model • Lewis goldberg proposed a five dimension personality model , nicknamed the big five /five factor theory. • The Big Five model is a comprehensive, empirical, data-driven research finding. • In psychology, the "Big Five" factors (Five Factor Model) of personality are five broad domains or dimensions of personality which are used to describe human personality. Big five factors are • Factor I: Extraversion. • Factor II: Agreeableness. • Factor III: Conscientiousness. • Factor IV: Neuroticism. • Factor V: Openness to Experience. Factor I: Extraversion • Extraversion is characterized by positive emotions and the tendency to seek out stimulation and the company of others.…show more content…
• Agreeable people also have an optimistic view of human nature. They believe people are basically honest, decent, and trustworthy. Continued.. • Disagreeable individuals place self-interest above getting along with others. • They are generally unconcerned with others’ well-being. • Sometimes their skepticism about others’ motives causes them to be suspicious, unfriendly, and uncooperative. Continued….. • Kind versus unkind. • Appreciative versus Fault-finding. • Soft-hearted versus Hard-hearted. • Warm versus Cold. • Generous versus Quarrelsome. • Friendly versus Unfriendly. Sample agreeableness items • I am interested in people. • I sympathize with others ' feelings. • I have a soft heart. • I take time out for others. • I feel others ' emotions. • I make people feel at ease. Factor III: Conscientiousness • Conscientiousness is a tendency to show self-discipline, act dutifully, and aim for achievement against measures or outside expectations. • The trait shows a preference for planned rather than spontaneous behavior. • It influences the way in which we control, regulate, and direct our impulses. Continued….. • Organized versus unorganized. • Efficient versus inefficient. • Responsible versus Irresponsible. • Reliable versus unreliable. • Dependable versus Undependable • Practical versus imaginative. Sample conscientiousness
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