This assignment is based on the “Five-Factor Model” of Personality (or sometimes called the “Big Five”).
Openness, Conscientiousness, Extroversion/Introversion, Agreeableness, Neuroticism (Emotional Stablity)
When answering the questions, refer to the five traits: I”m high in ______________; this means…an example is… OR I’m low in _______________ and this means…
an example is…
Take your personality test: http://www.outofservice.com/bigfive/
1. Outline and describe the results. Do you agree or disagree with the findings? What aspects of your personality (if any) were confirmed? What aspects of
your personality (if any) were contradicted?
2. Discuss your personality traits in terms of genetics and environment. What traits do you share with your parents and siblings? What traits do you NOT
share? For the unshared traits, how do you think you got these traits?
3. Which Big Five traits do you think you should strengthen, enhance and develop? If you scored low on one of the traits (or high on neuroticism), what can
you do to overcome the weakness? Elaborate.
4. Discuss your opinion of the Big Five trait theory. Do you think it is a good descriiptor of a person’s personality, or is it incomplete? Explain.