What Is Five Factor Model Of Personality

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The five-factor model (FFM) of personality is a prominent model in psychology to study and understand individual personality. It is based on believes that an individual’s personality can be defined by traits such as human behaviour, patterns of thought, which are stable across an individual’s lifespan. The FFM found that total number of personality traits can be classified into five broad factors or domains. These are namely (1) Openness, (2) Conscientious, (3) Extraversion, (4) Agreeableness and (5) Neuroticism. The detail description of each domain is reflected in Table 1 below. The FFM determines that all other personality traits (sub-traits or facets) can be classified under these five domains. Domains Description (1) Openness Reflects curiosity, novelty, tendency to explore and willing to…show more content…
The focus then was mainly on measuring the domain scales of Openness, Extraversion and Neuroticism. NEO Personality Inventory-Revised (NEO PI-R) was published in 1992 (NEO PI-R; Costa & McCrae, 1992) to succeed NEO PI. The primary difference is the inclusion of Agreeableness and Conscientiousness facet scales. In NEO PI-R, participants are to respond to 240 items. Items are on a 5-point Likert scale, with (1) strongly disagrees and (5) strongly agrees. The items measure six distinct facets in each of the five domains, totalling to 30 facets. The breakdown of the domains and associated facets is listed in Table 2 below. Table 2: NEO PI-R Domain and Associated Facet Scales (Paul
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