The Big Five Personality Traits
Throughout history, there has been a great deal of beneficial approaches to individuals’ personalities and traits. Recently, it has been discovered that the most accurate way to discover those certain traits are through the ‘Big Five’, or the five primary factors of ones behavior. The ‘Big Five’ are Openness, Conscientiousness, Extraversion, Agreeableness, Neuroticism (Emotional Stability). These domains each represent unique traits. Specifically, Openness controls art, emotion, cautiousness and curiosity. Conscientiousness stands for self-discipline, efficiency and success. Extraversion represents outgoing, feeling reserved, and controls positive emotions. Agreeableness allows one to be compassionate and friendly to others. Lastly, neuroticism stands for sensitivity, feeling susceptible and anger.
One characteristic of the ‘Big Five’ that applies to me most would be Openness. I believe that although each trait would pertain to my personality, I have been exposed to a world filled with directness. I also agree upon the fact that this trait is inherited and that the environment I have been in all my life produced my perception on my life, others and the world. Ever since I was younger, I was brought up to be curious about the arts, expand my thoughts on the view of life and other aspects, and to be open to take on new decisions. I have been exposed to all different people and their lifestyles. In addition, I am a visual thinker and Openness is the only factor including that trait. Ultimately, the ‘Big Five’ describe different levels of personalities people have.