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Trait Theory: Five Factor Model of Personality

Trait Theory: Five Factor Model of Personality

Author: Barbara Ludins

This lesson will define the five factor model and identify the five universal dimensions of personality.

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Terms to Know
  • Agreeableness

    Softhearted, trusting, and helpful

  • Conscientiousness

    Organized, careful, and disciplined.

  • Extraversion

    Sociable, fun-loving, and affectionate

  • Five Factor Model of Personality(or Big Five Theory)

    Based on collection of researchers data on hundreds of personality descriptions Most can be grouped into five main categories:

  • Neuroticism/Emotional stability

    Calm, secure, self-satisfied

  • Openness to Experience

    Imaginative, likes variety, and independent