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The Big Five personality traits and what they mean to psychologists

The Big Five personality traits and what they mean to psychologists

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The Big Five personality traits and what they mean to psychologists

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It represents the 5 personality traits psychologists use today:

  • Openness to experiences
  • Conscientiousness
  • Extraversion
  • Agreeableness
  • Neuroticism
Each personality trait is characterized by 6 individual facets.

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Openness to Experience

It describes people who enjoy the arts and new experiences. Possible facets:

  • Fantasy: they have a vivid imagination
  • Aesthetics: they believe in the importance of art
  • Feelings: They experience emotions intensely
  • Actions: They prefer variety to routine
  • Ideas: they like complex problems
  • Values: they tend to vote for liberals.

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Conscientiousness

People that score high on this are organized, methodical and tend to keep going and going. Possible facets:

  • Competence: they complete tasks successfully
  • Order: they like order
  • Dutifulness: the follow the rules
  • Achievement-striving: they work hard
  • Self-discipline: they get chores done right away
  • Deliberation: they avoid mistakes.

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Extraversion

This is about the degree of sociability, and one's source of energy and excitement. Possible facets:

  • Warmth: you make friends easily
  • Gregariousness: you love large parties
  • Assertiveness: you  take charge
  • Activity: you are always busy
  • Excitement-seeking: you love the excitement
  • Positive Emotions: you radiate joy.

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Agreeableness

It describes people that are tolerant, honest and get along well with others. Possible facets:

  • Trust: they trust others
  • Compliance: they would never cheat on taxes
  • Altruism: they make people feel welcome
  • Straightforwardness: they are easy to satisfy
  • Modesty: they dislike being center of attention
  • Tender-mindedness: they sympathize with the homeless.

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Neuroticism

People who score high on this are vulnerable to frequent strong negative emotions. Possible facets: 

  • Anxiety: they worry about things
  • Hostility: they get angry easily
  • Depression: they often feel blue
  • Self-consciousness: they are easily intimidated
  • Impulsiveness: they eat too much
  • Vulnerability: they panic easily.

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