the foundational research ever further by trying to explain behavior instead of just describe it. His method to do this was to attempt to identify biological systems that would correspond to a given trait (Cervone and Pervin, 2016 p. 196). Additionally, he developed more concise descriptions of personality traits: introversion-extroversion, neuroticism, and psychoticism. Their research was conducted ethically, because the goal was to find a reliable taxonomy to describe personalities in an objective and reliable manner so that academic and therapeutic psychological applications could be developed that didn’t harm individuals. On the other hand, subjective understandings of personality could present internal biases that perpetuate harmful behaviors and circumstances in clinical settings. I fall very high on the continuum in regards to the personality trait of agreeableness. It is an important aspect of my personality because this trait is how and individual becomes more successful navigating survival across social circumstances. Those who rank low risk isolation from others. In turn, the necessary resources and relationships it takes to live, which would not be ideal. Additionally, high
rankings of conscientiousness and extraversion can help to ensure a better quality of life by cementing vital social relationships. While openness can also assist by making an individual more adaptable to different environments. I would prefer to rank high on those four traits. Citation: Association, A. P. Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association®. [MBS Direct]. Retrieved from
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