Big Five Personality Theory

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Openness
Openness is one of the five personality traits of the Big Five personality theory, that indicates how open-minded a person is. With regard to the Openness to experience trait Ms. Boucher had a score of 30, which means she is somewhat conventional, would rather not try new things, close-minded, literal and enjoy having a routine.
This is dissimilar to my previous observation on the P.D. for I viewed her as having a high level of openness, with a general appreciation for unusual and different ideas and imaginative. I see her as a person who is creative and in touch with her feelings. One area that I can equate to Ms. Boucher as it relates to openness is that she excels in her job which involves ample routine work and not much creativity. Conscientiousness Conscientiousness is another of the
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Boucher is also very supportive to her staff and normally gets along well with the clients, which is also what I witnessed based on my observation of her. Having an agreeableness trait is an obvious advantage for building teams and maintaining harmony in the workplace which is evident from the previous evaluation.
Neuroticism
A score of 2 is a low score, and in this case having a low score is a good thing, for an individual with low scores in Neuroticism tend to be calm, relaxed, secure, and hardy. In comparison to my observation, Ms. Boucher does remain calm, even in tense situations. Emotional stability refers to a person's ability to remain stable and balanced, where I have seen her not easily upset. This quality is definitely needed as a PD, where a high level of emotional stability is needed. According to Wren (1995) research showed no traits universally associated with effective leadership, for situational factors can also have an influence, and leaders like Ms. Boucher possessing applicable traits as mentioned above have been successful when taking actions like role modeling, vision formulation and goal

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