Gordon Allport's Unique Personality Traits

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Each individual has their own unique personality traits. Personality traits are qualities that a person chooses to display. According to psychologist, Gordon Allport, suggests that there are many different types of traits. Cultures contain varied unique traits shared among the group of individuals within that culture, these are called common traits. Common traits demonstrate what traits are dominated by a culture or nation or how people within a culture are alike. On the other hand, individual traits define what specific traits apply to only one person. My friend, Joshua, displays a plethora of individual traits, which can only be applied to his unique character. Individual traits can be broken down into three parts: cardinal traits which can …show more content…
In factor one of the Big Five, the person is rated on how extroverted or introverted they are. Within this factor Joshua scored highly on the extroverted side when he was asked a varied of questions that were used to determine which extreme trait his personality stretched towards. The second factor, agreeableness, is rating the person on how friendly, nurturing and caring or cold, indifferent, self-centered, and spiteful they are. Once tested on this factor Joshua was scored highly towards the good natured trait. Conscientiousness is measured in the third factor by rating the person to conclude whether they are negligent, lazy, disorganized or hard-working, well-organized, punctual. Within this factor, Joshua scored highly towards the punctual trait. It can be concluded that he is punctual, well-organized, and conscientious. Factor 4, neuroticism, is rated by how calm, even-tempered, comfortable, unemotional or worrisome, temperamental, self-conscious or emotional a person is. Joshua scored further towards the calm and comfortable side rather than the worried and emotional side. Openness to experience is the fifth and final factor. This rates the person on how creative, imaginative or not creative and imaginative they are. A perfect ten was scored on the imaginative trait for Joshua. The Big Five is able to determine anyone’s personality by just a couple questions, combining the rates on each

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