My Agreeableness

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Openness. I believe I am extremely open-minded, but I don’t actively seek out new experiences for the sake of participating in them. If my friend drops a bomb and suggests, “Hey, let’s go skydiving; I bought our tickets and booked everything for tomorrow morning,” I would welcome the idea. However, I would not go out of my way to put together an entire skydiving trip on a whim without telling anybody first. My openness is limited by rationality and priorities, as I am sure is the case for many other people. If my friend did not purchase the tickets and book everything herself, I probably would not have gone due to financial reasons. If she booked the trip on a school day, I definitely would not have gone. My open-mindedness, however, enables …show more content…
This is another one of the factors that is highly prevalent in my personality. My agreeableness level is too high. For example, I personally do not like to drink, nor do I want to in the future, but if my friends do so, I have no problem with it. This ties with my conscientiousness too; I end up as the designated driver because one, I cannot bring myself to refuse, and two, I am reliable. This is a particularly tricky and annoying trait to have. Again, I cannot bring myself to say no. For example, many of my peers will ask me for notes, study guides, and/or homework help because I am reliable. The agreeableness kicks in, and I am too nice to say, “No, make your own study guide.” As a result, I end up doing twice the work. This occurs during group projects too. Many times, group members do not respond or they ask if I can “take part of their load.” I end up doing the entire project myself. Adding another example, I was once at a comedy show in Downtown LA. I was having a great conversation with a male my age, and he put his arm around my shoulders for a few seconds as we talked. I am not a touchy person. As uncomfortable as I was, I could not bring myself to say, “Hey, you are making me extremely uncomfortable right now, can you please take your arm off of me?” I wanted to scream, but I couldn’t bring myself to do so. In fact, when he asked for my phone number after the show was over, I couldn’t say no and gave him a number (not my number, but a random one). I …show more content…
My level of neuroticism has changed throughout my life. I am not sure if it is due to maturation, but I will accredit my low neuroticism to that. Before, I used to be very pessimistic about life, particularly during my late middle school years all the way to junior high. Most of the time, it’s understandable. Teenagers start to worry about their futures, and in the 21st century, things such as job security aren’t that great. A cynical teenager in this day and age is not very difficult to find. However, I left that mindset and found myself in the exact opposite “naive, wild teenager” mindset. Instead of worrying about financial setbacks in my family, I focus on getting as many scholarships as I can and tell myself that it’s possible to remove myself from any bad situation if I try. If I found the courage to leave high school and put myself in an unfamiliar environment, I am sure that I am able to adapt to other situations just as easily and just as quickly. My low neuroticism also ties in with my high agreeableness. I am easygoing and I believe that people and the world are basically good. Everyone has good in them, no matter how evil the acts one causes may seem. For example, Joe Kikuchi, a former basketball coach at my high school, Mark Keppel High School, was recently charged with sexual assault on a girl my age, who I will not name for legal reasons. I never liked this girl, but I believe that no one deserves such a horrendous thing to happen to her because

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