Five Dimensions Of Personality Analysis

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The Big 5 Dimensions of Personality There will never be a time that one person will come across another person that is completely one hundred percent identical to them in personality. That is the beautiful thing about personalities. It separates one from the other seven billion people populating the world. There have been many people throughout the years try to come up with the “perfect” number of personality traits ranging from 4,000 (Gordon Allport’s list) to 16 (Raymond Cattell’s list) but both of these theories have been overruled. As time has gone on the people who study this field have decided that there are five main personality traits that eventually turn into stepping stones for overall personality. It is important in understanding …show more content…
Possessing this trait leads to having a personality consisting of things such as being adventurous, sociable, enthusiastic, energetic, and outgoing(Kwantes, 2016). They are known to be natural born leaders and drawn to positions that allow them to have authority over a group. According to research extraverts showed to use less negative words and more social words as opposed to introverts who were recorded using more negative words (Kwantes, 2016). A positive characteristic of extraversion is that they typically like to be around people and will get others involved. A con to being an extrovert is that they typically like to have the last word which can in some situations lead to conflict if people do not relate to this characteristic (Kwantes, 2016). The second personality trait of the five is agreeableness. This gives the person attributes of being kind to others, selfless, outgoing, as well as trusting of others. It has also been shown that the level of agreeableness one has can be correlated to predict exam scores (Komarraju, 2011). A pro of this trait is that one is seen as having the best interests of others in mind, but a con of this is that it can become easy to be taken advantage of due to the amount of selflessness one …show more content…
The pro to this is that there is increasing evidence to support these traits and what they stand for. The traits you also receive are typically influenced by one’s heredity and environment so it is not luck of the draw when it comes to acquiring the traits you have. A con of this system is that they have a strong emphasis on self-recording. This means that the things reported are strictly from what that person says and there is no way to completely get inside their mind to see if what they are conveying is the honest truth about what they feel internally (Komarraju,

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