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  1. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    The Big Five Personality Dimensions (Five Major Factors of Personality By Kendra Cherry Psychology Expert)

    "Many contemporary personality psychologists believe that there are five basic dimensions of personality, often referred to as the "Big 5" personality traits. The five broad personality traits described by the theory are extraversion, agreeableness, openness, conscientiousness, and neuroticism.

    Previous trait theorist had suggested a various number of possible traits, including Gordon Allport's list of 4,000 personality traits, Raymond Cattell's 16 personality factors and Hans Eysenck's three-factor theory.

    However, many researchers felt that Cattell's theory was too complex and Eysenck's was too limited in scope. As a result, the five-factor theory emerged to describe the basic traits that serve as the building blocks of personality.

    What Are the Big Five Dimensions of Personality?

    Today, many researchers believe that they are five core personality traits. Evidence of this theory has been growing over the past 50 years, beginning with the research of D. W. Fiske (1949) and later expanded upon by other researchers including Norman (1967), Smith (1967), Goldberg (1981), and McCrae & Costa (1987). The "big five" are broad categories of personality traits. While there is a significant body of literature supporting this five-factor model of personality, researchers don't always agree on the exact labels for each dimension. However, these five categories are usually described as follows:

    1. Extraversion: This trait includes characteristics such as excitability, sociability, talkativeness, assertiveness and high amounts of emotional expressiveness.

    2. Agreeableness: This personality dimension includes attributes such as trust, altruism, kindness, affection, and other prosocial behaviors.

    3. Conscientiousness: Common features of this dimension include high levels of thoughtfulness, with good impulse control and goal-directed behaviors. Those high in conscientiousness tend to be organized and mindful of details.

    4. Neuroticism: Individuals high in this trait tend to experience emotional instability, anxiety, moodiness, irritability, and sadness.

    5. Openness: This trait features characteristics such as imagination and insight, and those high in this trait also tend to have a broad range of interests.

    It is important to note that each of the five personality factors represents a range between two extremes. For example, extraversion represents a continuum between extreme extraversion and extreme introversion. In the real world, most people lie somewhere in between the two polar ends of each dimension..." (1 of 2)

    http://psychology.about.com/od/personalitydevelopment/a/bigfive.htm

    Challenge: With a few minutes of reflection, which of these "five personality factors" most accurately describes you?

    Footnote: This topic was intended as my second appreciation of RHP in "... the best game in town." Thread 161123 "How about a few things you appreciate here, then I'll continue with two more." which chess now owns. Isn't it great that we're all so different! How boring would it be if all of our experiences, opinions, styles of expression and personalities were the same.
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    10 Oct '14 19:51
    They overlooked NASTY and NICE.
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    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    [b]The Big Five Personality Dimensions (Five Major Factors of Personality By Kendra Cherry Psychology Expert)

    "Many contemporary personality psychologists believe that there are five basic dimensions of personality, often referred to as the "Big 5" personality traits. The five broad personality traits described by the theory are extraversion, ag ...[text shortened]... it be if all of our experiences, opinions, styles of expression and personalities were the same.[/b]
    6. People who list.

    7. As in ... lists of things ... not leaning over like a sinking boat.

    8. Pasted from other sources

    9. ad nauseum


    Hi Grampy Bobby, welcome back.
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    10 Oct '14 20:57
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    [b]The Big Five Personality Dimensions (Five Major Factors of Personality By Kendra Cherry Psychology Expert)

    "Many contemporary personality psychologists believe that there are five basic dimensions of personality, often referred to as the "Big 5" personality traits. The five broad personality traits described by the theory are extraversion, ag ...[text shortened]... it be if all of our experiences, opinions, styles of expression and personalities were the same.[/b]
    Agreeableness.
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    11 Oct '14 02:39
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    [b]The Big Five Personality Dimensions (Five Major Factors of Personality By Kendra Cherry Psychology Expert)

    "Many contemporary personality psychologists believe that there are five basic dimensions of personality, often referred to as the "Big 5" personality traits. The five broad personality traits described by the theory are extraversion, ag ...[text shortened]... it be if all of our experiences, opinions, styles of expression and personalities were the same.[/b]
    Openness.
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    11 Oct '14 02:45
    5) Openness
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    Loch Ness.
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    Hos many humans are there?

    There are that many human "Personality Dimensions."
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    11 Oct '14 08:14
    Originally posted by JS357
    How many humans are there?

    There are that many human "Personality Dimensions."
    6) FMFness.
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    11 Oct '14 08:191 edit
    Meism.

    *Meness
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    The post that was quoted here has been removed
    And here I thought we were friends.😳
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    The post that was quoted here has been removed
    Oh dear, has robbie carrobie found another lackey?
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    11 Oct '14 15:26
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby


    Challenge: With a few minutes of reflection, which of these "five personality factors" most accurately describes you?
    Misunderstanding: Only very exterme cases will be described by ONE of the characteristics. Most people will be a wild mixture....
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    11 Oct '14 16:02
    Originally posted by Great Big Stees
    And here I thought we were friends.😳
    its not u
  15. Dumnonia
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    11 Oct '14 17:09
    Originally posted by redbadger
    its not u
    It's me ... Isn't it?

    😞
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