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Greg Dobson 4/8/08 Dr. Lane Psych 101.32 Ch 13 Paper There are five major personality traits that have been supported by research that make up the inner core, or central traits of personality. The big five are: extroversion vs. introversion, neuroticism vs. emotional stability, agreeableness vs. antagonism, conscientiousness vs. impulsiveness, and openness vs. resistance to new experiences. Extroversion and introversion refer too how shy or outgoing a person is. An introvert may be shy and cautious while an extrovert may be adventurous and love attention. Neuroticism refers to how negative one’s emotions are while an emotionally stable person generally sees things optimistically. Neurotics generally have high anxiety, complain often, are unable to control impulses, and often feel angry, guilty or resentful. Agreeable people are generally good-natured, cooperative, and secure, which leads to friendly relationships. People full of antagonism on the other hand are usually irritable,
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Unformatted text preview: abrasive, and jealous, which tends to lead toward hostile relationships. Conscientious individuals are usually responsible, resilient, tidy, self-disciplined, and steadfast. On the other side of the spectrum lie impulsive people, who often are undependable, fickle, careless, and quick to give up on things. The last of big five relates to how open to new experiences somebody is, open people generally are curious, interrogative, imaginative, and creative. People resistant to new experiences are often unimaginative, predictable, and uncomfortable when it comes to novelty. Research has proven that the big five lie at the core of key personality variations among healthy individuals and are remarkably stable over the course of ones life, especially after the age of 30. Despite cultural influences the Big Five can be seen within personalities throughout the world....
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