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Personality Psychology – PSY352 – Paper 2 – Param VaswaniHow I Met Your Mother was an American ensemble-based sitcom created by Craig Thomas and Carter Bays. The television series ran from 2005 to 2014 and followed a group of twenty-year-olds in their adventures in New York City. The series is presented in such a way that the primary ensemble cast stays the same throughout episodes and seasons, with Ted Mosby, played by Josh Radnor at the helm. In addition, the series is formatted in a manner that presents the entire series as Ted telling his future kids how we met their mother, his wife. Ted is a highly sensitive, fun loving and loyal guy; he is very passionate about architecture and works as an architect, designing buildings, in New York City; his only desire is to find true love, or “the one” as he loves to call it. Over the course of the series, he goes on myriad dates in this persuasion to find “the one,” most often than not, managing to find, if not sometimes manufacture, a subtle flaw with the woman he’s seeing and promptly breaking up with her, declaring “she’s not the one.” Heis also quite charming and quick witted and presents a deep level of dedication to the people he loves. By identifying and elaborating on Ted’s Big 5 personality traits; exploring his sensitivity to reward and punishment; and applying an evolutionary trait of personality to Ted’s personality, this paper will strive to present an apt and thorough personality analysis on Ted.The Big 5 personality traits refer to a taxonomy of common personality traits in humans. Traits refer to enduring aspects of an individual’s behavior. The Big 5 personality traits are extraversion, openness, conscientiousness, agreeableness and neuroticism. I believe that althoughTed does enjoy quiet reflection time alone to engage in tasks he really cherishes, such as mastering his calligraphy craft and learning Italian poetry, he is primarily an extrovert. This is

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