Big Five Theory Of Personality Traits

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Among the many established trait theories, the most widely known and used is the Big Five Theory of Personality Traits. It is a five-factor model composed of the broad personality traits of openness to experience, conscientiousness, extraversion, agreeableness and neuroticism. There are a variety of ways to assess one’s broad dimensions of personality in these five categories. One of which is Psych Central’s personality assessment that consists of fifty questions in which there is a statement of which rate your level of agreement in terms of your own personality, preferences and behavior. After taking this test, the respondent is greeted with a results page that provides personal and detailed feedback across the five personality traits. The results from my personality test showed the numeric scores of each of the five traits and colored bars indicating the strongest and weakest areas. In ascending order, the traits I scored least on were neuroticism, extraversion and openness. However, I did not score particularly low on any of these factors. The traits I had the highest scores for were conscientiousness and agreeableness. Not only were these two traits numerically high, but they also were significantly further away from the other three factors. The feedback page identified conscientiousness and agreeableness as being two significant traits of my general personality makeup. I was not surprised by this distinction because I originally predicted that I would score highest
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