Gender Variation Among the Big Five Factors of Personality

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Gender and the five factors of personality Name Institution Abstract The paper explores the concept of the ‘Big Five’ personality traits in relation to gender (Male and Female). This concept is taken from psychology perspective. The Big Five personality traits include Openness, Conscientiousness, Extraversion, Agreeableness, and Neuroticism. These factors are assumed to represent the basic structure behind every personality traits. (Srivastava, 2013). These five factors were defined and discovered over time by several different researchers during multiple periods of research, the pioneer being D. W. Fiske in 1949. The study aims at clarifying the nature of gender differences in relation to personality based on these five factors of human personality. Keywords: Big Five, Aspects Differences between Genders for the Five Factors of Personality Introduction People are born with different behaviors. As time goes by, people adopt new ones in response to different circumstances. According to most scholars, personality is coherent. However, considering the definition of personality as a person’s way of thinking, feeling and emotions, a reader can conclude that personality changes with time as people adapt to new situations. For example, some people are often shy or timid while other people are outgoing. On the contrary, it does not mean that shy people cannot be outgoing. Therefore, personality can be described as a person’s unique way of thinking, feeling and emotions that change over time. Even though personality changes, differences in female and male personality are recognizable. There is a common knowledge that women become moody often that men. This ideology is assessable through conducting research. Understanding the five personalities of human beings, and how different they are between genders is identifiable via
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