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Psychologists say personality is all about the 'BigFive' traits — what are they?
If I asked you to describe your personality, what would you say?
The problem is, labels like these can leave you with a sense that your personality is something fixed andunchangeable: you're one way or the other; you're "just like that".Personality researchers, however, have a different way of thinking about personality. They focus on traitsrather than types.In particular, they talk aboutthe "Big Five": openness, conscientiousness, extraversion, agreeableness andneuroticism.Evidence suggests that these traits aren't fixed at all, andsome research shows you can intentionallychangethese personality traits.Here's what you need to know about these personality traits, and how they can help you betterunderstand yourself and those around you.What are the big five personality traits?

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Fall
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jane smithe
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Personality Psychology, Big Five personality traits, personality change, Professor Haslam

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