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Personality Traits List & Flashcards

Personality Traits List & Flashcards
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Neuroticism
Refers to how nervous or anxious a person tends to be versus their self-confidence and self-contentment; includes people who are constantly worrying about things that may go wrong in the future
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Agreeableness
Refers to how kind, reliable, cooperative, and helpful a person is; characterizes people who are community minded and like to volunteer and donate to charity
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Extraversion
Describes characteristics such as how social a person is; how warm, affectionate, and loving they tend to be; includes people who like to spend all weekend with large groups of friends
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Conscientiousness
Relates to a person's level of organization, discipline, and risk-taking; characterizes people who are always on time and consistently follow the law
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Openness
The degree to which one follows societal or cultural norms; the concrete or abstract nature of one's thought process; how willing or resistant one is to change; associated with creativity
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Big Five personality traits include _____, _____, _____, _____, and _____.

openness, conscientiousness, extraversion, agreeableness, neuroticism (can be remembered by the acronym OCEAN)
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Trait theory models
Theory models that attempt to precisely describe the different aspects of one's personality
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Big Five personality traits, also known as the five-factor model
A psychology term used to describe the 5 overarching personality traits that account for an infinite number of other unique traits. The combination of these traits is one's personality
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This flashcard set explains the Big Five personality model, or five-factor model, as well as identifies the five general traits of openness, conscientiousness, extraversion, agreeableness, and neuroticism. The set thoroughly defines each trait and related terms, while asking you to identify the traits based on examples of different scenarios.

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Big Five personality traits, also known as the five-factor model
A psychology term used to describe the 5 overarching personality traits that account for an infinite number of other unique traits. The combination of these traits is one's personality
Trait theory models
Theory models that attempt to precisely describe the different aspects of one's personality

Fill in the blanks:

Big Five personality traits include _____, _____, _____, _____, and _____.

openness, conscientiousness, extraversion, agreeableness, neuroticism (can be remembered by the acronym OCEAN)
Openness
The degree to which one follows societal or cultural norms; the concrete or abstract nature of one's thought process; how willing or resistant one is to change; associated with creativity
Conscientiousness
Relates to a person's level of organization, discipline, and risk-taking; characterizes people who are always on time and consistently follow the law
Extraversion
Describes characteristics such as how social a person is; how warm, affectionate, and loving they tend to be; includes people who like to spend all weekend with large groups of friends
Agreeableness
Refers to how kind, reliable, cooperative, and helpful a person is; characterizes people who are community minded and like to volunteer and donate to charity
Neuroticism
Refers to how nervous or anxious a person tends to be versus their self-confidence and self-contentment; includes people who are constantly worrying about things that may go wrong in the future
Self-report assessment tools
Paper or computer-based questionnaires frequently used to measure personality traits; may describe a commonly occurring situation and ask the respondent to identify how he or she would handle it
Personality
A generally stable set of characteristics that contribute to and affect an individual's behavior
Mean-level change
A change in one's character traits, over time, as compared to one's self; a younger person may love parties, but after growing up and having kids, they may become less extraverted
Rank-ordered change
The level that one's personality traits change, over time, compared to others; it is rare that someone's rank will change

Identify what Big Five personality trait is being described:

A person is highly imaginative and has created a new way to grow crops while using less water

Openness

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A person has a job interview coming up and they are constantly running through all the possibilities of things that could go wrong

Neuroticism

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A person invites over 20 people to their birthday party and greets each one with a huge hug

Extraversion

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An architect has all their drafts organized in alphabetical order by client's last name and is never late to client meetings

Conscientiousness

Identify what Big Five personality trait is being described:

The night before a woman's weekend beach vacation, her sister gets sick, so she skips the vacation to take care of her sister

Agreeableness

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