Personality Styles, Which one is yours?

HatedNation By HatedNation, 20th Oct 2010 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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We all have specific personality traits, see which ones you fall under

The Basic Factors of Personality

There has been a lot of research done since the 1980’s about the number and nature of human personality traits. Scientific consensus holds that there are five factors that have predominantly emerged from the research, and they are most often referred to as the "Big Five" or also the “5-factor model”. These are considered to be fact based on the agreed acceptance of the scientific community that they have some value in understanding characteristics of people through their studies.
Each of these factors holds sub factors, and science believes that the emergence of such traits within a person can be used to significantly predict a variety of subjective variables thought to represent some social and cultural behaviors with some accuracy, Such as intelligence, self control or dependency on drugs. Using the five factor model has been shown to predict behavior fairly consistently.

The Big Five

Though scientists agree that the five factor model proves consistent, there is much debate over the naming of the five factors themselves. They are most commonly measured by the NEO by McCrae and Costa (2003). The Big 5 according to the NEO are Neuroticism, Extraversion, Openness to Experience, Agreeableness and Conscientiousness. These factors were accidentally discovered through factor analysis, which is a statistical procedure used to analyze how personality traits are predicted in humans. An important area of disagreement often is argued over the definition and interpretation of the Intellect/Imagination factor which is often referred to by many researchers as Openness to Experience. These traits are most commonly assigned through a series of “tests” that score a percentage based on answers to determine dominant traits. When scored based upon individual feedback of the tests, these traits are frequently presented as a percentage based score which can then be used to determine a number of probable factors in ones personality

The Characteristics of Neuroticism

Neuroticism most often refers to the tendency in humans to experience and express negative feelings. Those who score high on Neuroticism may have trouble with expression and therefore experience unusually high negative feelings such as anger, anxiety or depression. This group is emotionally sensitive to the world around them and often takes on some blame for their environment or relationships. This sensitivity to actions or events is caused by being reactive to their emotions. This group is more likely to feel threatened or hopeless by simple situations that the average person would not. This style of thinking is not considered to be healthy for the individual and may affect the ability to think clearly, make decisions, and cope effectively with situational stress.

The Characteristics of Extraversion

The Extroversion factor is often associated with an exceptional agreement with the external world. Extroverts enjoy being social and are happy being around people, they tend to be energetic and outgoing. This group is often expressive and cheery sometime to the amazement of others. This group is goal oriented and constantly on the go. They will typically dislike being alone or having to wait on other, even despite their natural aversion to people.
Despite this factors seemingly instinctual aspect towards leadership, this group does not have great leading skill due to constant rash decisions and charge hard attitude. They will go with or without following and are quickly decisive without taking the time to reason or moderate choices.

The Characteristics of Openness

The Openness to Experience factor is believed to describe a section of thinking styles that distinguish imaginative, artistic people from basic, conventional people. People with a strong Openness factor score are considered intellectual, challenging, appreciative of art, and sensitive to life. They tend to be, compared to closed people, more aware of their feelings. People who rank within this factor tend to be more self observing, and nonconforming to common views. They tend to be individual and expressive, simple and practical. This factor represents an ability to be flexible and adaptable.
Within this group one may find themselves independent and best working alone, expressive and able to lead or teach others. Resourceful and balanced, these types of people will carve their own paths based on unique beliefs. While this group may be viewed as radical to some, it is believed that this style of thinking is healthy and open to change and resistant to stressful situations.

The Characteristics of Agreeableness

The Agreeableness factor reflects individual differences in concern with social aspects of life and social harmony. This group values social interaction and getting along with others. They are often considered the most considerate, friendly, generous, and helpful people. They are more than often moderate and compromising, optimistic and caring. This group believes in the goodness within people and can often be gullible or mistreated. This factor demonstrates a willingness to put the interests of others above interests of their own. This group also has significant social skill and would be best suited working in a team setting.
The Agreeableness factor makes this group of individual likable and popular. This group is considered to make the best friends and sustain good relations with others. This group is often considered to be too flexible and lacks the ability to enforce rule or make tough decisions by themselves. They are thoughtful and choose wisely when making choices and may often be seen as indecisive.

The Characteristics of Conscientiousness

Finally the Conscientiousness factor is more in depth concerning self directed choices. This group is impulsive and reactive, quick to make choices and needy of praise. This group may be seen as excessive or compulsive by the average person. This group often relies on their instincts and perception and goes with their feelings on impulse. They may be seen as outgoing and maybe headstrong and wild. This group is considered to be successful and accepting of achievement.
This group is often calculated, despite being seen as reactive. They make quick choices based on strategic planning and persistence. This group is tough and positively regarded by others as intelligent and reliable. They may be seen as over achievers, compulsive perfectionists and workaholics. This group may disregard social aspect in the desire to excel or achieve.

What style do you fit in?


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author avatar Denise O
21st Oct 2010 (#)

Actually, I do not fit into just one catagory...Go figure.
Thanks for sharing.:)

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author avatar Mark Gordon Brown
21st Oct 2010 (#)

I think I am a bit of all, but mostly the last one maybe.

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author avatar HatedNation
21st Oct 2010 (#)

Mine are mostly characteristics of openness, which ironically is anything but open, usually these are more closed and internal people.

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author avatar April
11th Mar 2011 (#)

I am in the Openness category figure!!

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author avatar Humza
1st Mar 2011 (#)

I belong to the agreeableness style!
hey thnx for letting me know my personality style, great write
thnx for sharing!

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