Analyze and briefly explain the Big 5 Personality

 Big 5 Personality Test

Prior to beginning work on this discussion, read Chapter 7 from the Harré (2006) e-book as well as the required Maslow (1943), Freud (1910), Bandura (1999), and the U.S. Personnel Management (n.d.) articles.

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One approach to understanding personality is using trait theories. The most influential trait approach contends that five traits, or factors called the “Big 5,” lie at the core of personality. The five factors are Openness, Conscientiousness, Extroversion, Agreeableness, and Neuroticism (Emotional Stability).

This week, you will complete a version of the Big 5 Personality Test. Click the following link to take the assessment: (Links to an external site.). After completing, review your free results. (You do not need to pay for a full results version.)

In the discussion forum

  • Analyze and briefly explain the Big 5 Personality Test as a scientific tool.
  • Share your results for each area: openness to experience (inventive/curious vs. consistent/cautious), conscientiousness (efficient/organized vs. extravagant/careless), extraversion (outgoing/energetic vs. solitary/reserved), agreeableness (friendly/compassionate vs. critical/rational), and neuroticism (sensitive/nervous vs. resilient/confident.
  • Discuss your thoughts about your results.
  • Evaluate the contemporary applications of personality tests today using the information provided in the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (n.d.) article on assessment and selection. Assess how knowing one’s personality type can benefit them personally and professionally.

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