Unformatted text preview: THE NORMAN FIVE-FACTOR TAXONOMY OF PERSONALITY TRAITS (Below are the factors and to their right a general description of the trait qualiﬁes they
represent. Indented beiow these are low-end to high-end polarity representations of
some example of sub-traits subsumed under each factor.) Factor names Openness Conscientiousness Extraversion Agreeableness Neuroticism Scale dimensions appreciation for art. emotion. adventure. unusual ideas.
imagination. curiosity. and variety of experience. l.E.:
artistically insensitive H artistically sensitive
unreflective. narrow H intellectual
crude. boorish H polished. reﬁned.
simple. direct H imaginative ‘ a tendency to show self-discipline. act dutifully. and aim for
achievement. planned rather than spontaneous behavior.
‘ careless H tidy
undependable H responsible
unscrupulous H sanpulous
quitting. ﬁckle H persevering energy. positive emotions. surgency (= dominance. self-
conﬁdence. competitiveness, outgoingness. & decisiveness) and the tendency to seek stimulation and the company oi
others. silent H talkative
secretive H frank. open
cautioua H adventurous
reclusive H sociable a tendency to be compassionate and cooperative rather than
suspicious and antagonist towards others. irritable H good-natured jealous H not jealous headstrong H mild. gentle negativistic H cooperative a tendency to experience unpleasant emotions easily, such
as anger, anxiety. depression. or vulnerability; sometimes-
called Emotional Instability. poised H nervous. tense calm H anxious composed H excitable not hypochondriacal H hypochondriacal 82.! ...
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- Spring '08