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Alyssa Davis MGMT 317 - 01 February 28, 2013 Writing Assignment 1
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Different people are good at different things. There are many reasons as to why this is but a large factor is the different personalities that people possess. When evaluating someone’s personality, there are five main areas that are focused on. These five areas are called the Big Five Personality Traits. These traits are: openness, conscientiousness, extraversion, agreeableness, and neuroticism. By rating these traits on a scale, you can give someone a general idea of what their personality entails within each of those areas. The Big Five The Big Five Personality Traits are used by personality psychiatrists to determine what differentiates one person from another and why people behave the way that they do. The Big Five were created in the 1970’s by Paul Costa/Robert McCrae’s research team, as well as Warren Newman/Lewis Goldberg’s research team. These two groups found that human personality traits can be broken into five different categories, regardless of culture. Based on the research these men did, the Big Five are now the most widely accepted model on personality, used to study people in terms of change over time and how variables relate. The categories that make up the Big Five Personality traits are: conscientiousness, extraversion, openness, neuroticism, and agreeableness. Conscientiousness is the measure of how dependable a person is. High scorers in this category are seen as being “scrupulous”, “meticulous”, or “careful”, according to the definition by Merriam Webster (2013). More conscientious people are considered prompt and reliable (123Test, 2013). These people are also known for being organized, thorough and methodic. People who score lower on this scale would then be considered less organized and reliable, as well as irresponsible, careless, and impulsive (Hellriegel and Slocum, 2009) .
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Extraversion is the measure of how outgoing a person is. People who score high on this scale are known as extraverts, meaning they work well with others (123Test, 2013). Extraverts are talkative, energetic and assertive people (Hellriegel and Slocum, 2009). On the opposite end of the spectrum there are introverts, who are considered shy and withdrawn.
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