Essay about The Five Factor Model Personality Traits

1794 Words Nov 16th, 2016 8 Pages
Introduction When individuals are asked to describe themselves, they will most likely start by naming off personality traits. Some of these personality traits named might be; kindness, friendliness, aggression, creative, curious and/or sociable. However, all these traits are subcategories of the Five Factor Model personality traits. This model focuses on the five superordinate traits that aim to encompass all other sub traits. These sub traits are: extraversion, agreeableness, openness, conscientiousness and neuroticism (Ahmetoglu & Chamorro-Premuzic, 2012; Corr, 2009; Haddock & Rutkowski, 2014). Each individual lies somewhere on a scale from low to high for each of these traits, and these results are received after taking a test asking questions related to the sub traits like aggression, creativeness, or curiosity, and others, as listed above. These traits are researched by personality psychologist who look into the definition of the trait, how it applies with the different perspectives, its development in individuals, advantages and disadvantages, and how people view this trait associated with themselves and others. Through research individuals are able to better understand their own unique qualities as well as what traits they have that lead them to their Five Factor Model score.
Definition of Extroversion
According to the Five Factor Model, introversion is the opposite of extroversion and these two superordinate traits have sub categories of: shy, reserved, quiet,…

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