Felicia’s symptoms line up almost exactly with the textbook diagnostic criteria for Schizophrenia. The textbook’s first symptom is “For 1 month, individual displays two or more of the following symptoms much of the time: delusions, hallucinations, disorganized speech, very abnormal
The tendency to be emotionally reactive, anxious, susceptible to stress, hostile, and insecure would describe the traits of a person with neuroticism or neurotic tendencies, neuroticism is rated low on effectiveness according to the Factor Five Model. Goodall’s attempts to gain access to chimpanzee’s habit required hours of quiet reflection and meditation, she sat for weeks before the first chimp approached her. This kind of diligence and perseverance is not expected from a person with neurotic tendency. Nor do I see neurotic qualities in myself.
Finally, neuroticism has more of a group of specific traits, which is easier to narrow and link together; N co-occurs among people (Larsen & Buss, 2013, p.70). A major trait in P tends to be that of a worrier and that they also have tendencies to suffer from anxiety/depression.
Our study also analyzed introverted personality characteristics compared to extraverted. Research has found lower scores associated with extraversion (McLaughlin et al., 2008, p. 218). In comparison, our data was inconclusive and insufficient enough to gain a thorough understanding of someone’s personality. Table 3 shows the majority of >3.5 GPA study individually or in a small group. This could be considered an introverted way of studying, but there is not enough evidence to say so without a doubt. Other personality questions asked got an evenly distributed answer response, therefore were not used for analyzing. Based on previous studies, personality can be seen as an important characteristic; however our instrument lacked in validity to support this theory.
They will often have strong reactions to even minor negative events and have a hard time handling stressful situations. Conversely, someone who is low on neuroticism will rarely experience strong negative states and will be much more stable emotionally. They will generally stay calm and handle stressful situations well. Choosing neuroticism as our second independent variable allows us to fill gaps in the previous research by examining the possibility of implicit egotism caused by negative self-associations and learning more about how personality traits affect implicit egotism.
There are five major dimensions of personality: extraversion, agreeableness, conscientiousness, neuroticism, and openness. Neuroticism includes anxiety, depression, hostility, impulsiveness, self-consciousness, and vulnerability. Warmth, gregariousness, assertiveness, activity, excitement seeking and positive emotions characterize extraversion. Openness includes openness to fantasy, aesthetics, feelings, actions, ideas and values. The facets of agreeableness include altruism, compliance, modesty, straightforwardness, tender-mindedness, and trust. Conscientiousness includes achievement striving, competence, deliberation, dutifulness, order and self-discipline (Article 3).
P.’s combination of neuroticism and extraversion scores, the affective plan, show that P. is an introvert. As such, she enjoys the quiet of solitude and solitary activities. With that profile P. might have a few close friends, which keep the commotion of being around others to a minimal level and thus keep her emotional reaction leveled.
However, she did experience some adjustment difficulties in her 20s. Specifically, the adjustment difficulties manifested as depressive symptoms when she left home and was on her own for the first time. Felicia stated that coming home and being by herself, making new friends and meeting new people was difficult. Due to her adjustment difficulties, Felicia reported briefly receiving treated from a therapist and was prescribed a medication. When asked about the medication, she said it may have been an anti-depressant medication, but she did not remember for sure. She reported that her experience with the therapist was brief but generally positive and that she coped with her depressive symptoms by getting involved with different things such as work and spending time with coworkers. Felicia reported no significant psychiatric or substance use issues for her immediate or extended
The personality trait from the mini IPIP6 –scale descriptions analysed in this report is Extraversion. With a mean score of 5.5 compared to the mean score of sample 4.05, standard deviation of 1.17 and z score of 1.24, over all I scored above average compared to the mean total score of participants. By incorporating previous research on Extroversion and the mini –IPIP6 scale, an observation can be made that my score was above average due to my lack in introvert behaviours. These scales are self-reported data (S- Data), which can decrease the validity as self- report data can only measure what the individual is willing to express. The personality trait from Jackson-5 Scales of revised Reinforcement Sensitivity Theory - Scale description analysed
Depression is a serious mental illness that is more than just a sad feeling. It has proven to be much more complex and has associations with personality as well as its traits, specifically two out of the Big Five personality traits; neuroticism and conscientiousness (McCrae & Costa, 1999). The research conducted by Philip I. Chow and Brent E. Roberts of the Department of Psychology at the University of Illinois, have conducted their own research to provide evidence that these static levels of personality can not only be associated with depression, but that personality and its traits can be predictors of depression as well.
The Extraverted criterion in the ESTJ personality type indicates an individual’s social activities and the expression of the self in the external world. With my 1% score in Extraversion, I do not have a significant preference for Extraversion over Introversion. The implication of the marginal score is that I am more likely to regulate my attitude on social activities and seriousness based on the environment. This test reminds me of my 20-somethings. I used
Overview of results: I scored in the Low bracket on Extraversion compared to the general population. My raters and I disagreed significantly on my level of E as the self-other difference was above .50. Further, my raters slightly disagreed with each other regarding my level of E as their SD was between .41-.80.
The first subset of my personality is Extraversion, as opposed to Introversion. As an extrovert, I would describe myself as social, external and gregarious. This characteristic helps me communicate and reach out to others. However, there are cons that go along
Personality is a large part of being human, as each person has a unique set of characteristics and traits. One person can be kind and patient and another can be rude and ill tempered. This variability is both what makes the study of personality fascinating and incredibly difficult. Although there are a myriad of different personality traits that can be used to describe a person, psychologists have narrowed it down to five overarching ideas. These are commonly referred to as the “Big Five” personality traits and they consist of, neuroticism, extraversion, agreeableness, openness, and conscientiousness. In particular, this study will focus on neuroticism, the trait that is characterized by high emotionality and instability, anxiety, and irritability (Soto, John, Gosling, & Potter 2011). Of the five, neuroticism is the only one with a negative connotation, which separates it from the others. Nonetheless, despite its poor reputation, neuroticism is an incredibly important trait to study as it is often linked with anxiety and depression (Soto et al., 2011). For example, one study found that participants who were clinically depressed and those who were not but scored highly on the neuroticism scale both had significantly greater negative self-perceptions (Thomson, 2016). Although currently there is only a correlation between these mental disorders and neuroticism, further experimentation could lead to more conclusive result. Recently, mental health has
People high in agreeableness tend to be trusting, friendly and cooperative. (27) Is about average. Factor III conscientiousness, this trait reflects how organized and persistent we are in pursuing our goals. High scorers are methodical, well organized and dutiful. (45) Is relatively high. Factor IV neuroticism, this trait reflects the tendency to experience negative thoughts and feelings. High scorers are prone to insecurity and emotional distress. Low scorers tend to be more relaxed, less emotional and less prone to distress. (14) Is relatively low. Factor V openness, this trait reflects 'open-mindedness' and interest in culture. Low scorers are more down-to-earth, less interested in art and more practical in nature. (16) Is relatively low.