Tendency to agree and go along w others rather than

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– tendency to agree and go along w/ others rather than asserting your opinions o (5) Neuroticism – tendency to frequently experience negative emotions Scores on Big Five traits are independent – one trait does not tell you anything about another trait o Traits describe stable patterns of behavior that persist for long periods of time Broad personality traits can be broken down into narrower aspects of a trait – facets o Precise profile of facets allows us to better predict how someone will do in certain situations
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o Broad trait often provides useful summary, but facets add more detail and knowledge Hans Eysenck suggested that Extraversion & Neuroticism are most important traits o Believed combining scores on these 2 traits could account for many differences in personality o Jeffrey Gray suggested these 2 traits are related to reward and avoidance systems in the brain HEXACO model – consists of Big Five Traits in addition to Honesty-Humility o Honesty-Humility – tendency to be sincere fair, and modest rather than narcissistic & self-centered Walter Mischel suggested if we look at people’s behavior in different situations, consistency is not that impressive o Suggested that observers may believe that broad personality traits exist when in fact, it is an illusion o Argued that social-cognitive processes that underlie people’s reactions provide some consistency Person-situation debate – power of situational factors vs power of personality on behavior that people exhibit o Research shows that the effect of situation is about as large as that of personality Personality traits give indication about how people will act on average o
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