Big 5 Personality Theory

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What is The Big 5 personality theory? It is a personality test that some “Human Resource personnel use to help place employees. The Big Five traits are Openness, Conscientiousness, Extroversion, Agreeableness, and Neuroticism or OCEAN.” (123 test, 2012) The openness trait “features characteristics such as imagination and insight, and those high in this trait also tend to have a broad range of interests.” (Cherry, 2012) “Conscientiousness common features of this dimension include high levels of thoughtfulness, with good impulse control and goal-directed behaviors. Extraversion this trait includes characteristics such as excitability, sociability, talkativeness, assertiveness and high amounts of emotional expressiveness. Agreeableness personality dimension includes attributes such as trust, altruism, kindness, affection, and other prosocial behaviors.” Individuals high in “neuroticism” experience emotional instability, anxiety, moodiness, irritability, and sadness.” (Cherry, 2012) According to The Big 5 personality theory I am a cross between openness and conscientiousness with identical scores. I can truly see my personality in both of these. I am a very imaginative person, I am very creative and artistic, and have a broad range of interest from arts and crafts to opera. I am the go to person when it comes to party planning and new things to do. The flip side for me with this trait is that I am not very adventurous, I prefer to read, and I feel that I let my emotions get the best of me sometimes. I can also see the conscientiousness personality trait in me. I can control my emotions and action very well. I always thought it was something that I had taught myself to do, but I guess it my makeup. I like to have thing very well organized and things done in a timely manner. I do feel that I am an over achiever and a borderline perfectionist. I find that I am the only

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